Bhopal: In view of the unsuccessful attempts by the forest officers, the MANIT authorities which had shut down the campus on Thursday moved online. The forest officers in their recent search have reported having found pug marks on Thursday MANIT Registrar, Binod Doley said following which the classes went online.
“We will resume offline classes mostly probably next week as forest officials are hopeful the tiger would move out of the campus on its own in a day or two. Cages have been put up by forest department staff and drones as well as cameras have been deployed to monitor the tiger’s movement,” he said. “Some 100 acres of the campus is covered with thicket. Teachers, staff and their kin, numbering around 1,000, and 5,000 hostellers have been asked to stay indoors during the night. We have held drills on the campus to tackle emergencies,” Mr Doley added.
The Bhopal DFO in a media interaction stated that no one has physically seen the tiger since it was first spotted on the campus. However, pug marks indicate the presence of the big cat on campus still.
A tiger was spotted on the campus on the evening of 3rd October following which the staff and students were instructed to stay away from the premises until further notice. A two year old tiger is speculated to have escaped the wild forest and moving around on the campus.