Web Desk(April 04, 2018): A young Indian woman was lucky to survive, doctors say after she fought off a tiger which attacked her goat.
Rupali Meshram, 23, said when she heard the goat scream she ran out of her house in western Maharashtra state.
She picked up a stick and hit the tiger, which then attacked her. Her mother, who was also injured, saved her by pulling her inside the house.They both sustained only minor injuries and have now been discharged from the hospital. The goat did not survive.
A doctor who treated her praised her “exemplary courage” in fighting off the tiger but said she was lucky not to have been bitten by the animal.
Ms. Meshram suffered injuries to her head, waist, legs, and hands, but they were only superficial and she has been able to make a full recovery.
Because of her head injury, she was given a CT scan and kept under observation.
They say that they called a forest guard but the tiger had left before he arrived 30 minutes later.