Officials believe that the tiger involved in the attack could not be a man eater as it has left the body parts of the deceased intact. “It could just be an accidental encounter. We confirmed the animal to be a tiger with its pug marks and with injuries on the body of the deceased. Efforts were underway to bring his body out of the thick forest cover,” said an official. In a similar incident in August, last year, a 50-year-old tribal woman was killed in a tiger attack in buffer zone.