Umaria (MP), Sep 5: A 25-year-old woman from a village in Madhya Pradesh showed exemplary courage and saved her 15-month-old son from the jaws of a tiger.
The two are currently undergoing treatment in a hospital for the injuries they received in the incident which took place in Umaria district's Rohania village under Mala beat of the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve on Sunday morning.
District officials said they are trying to trace the tiger and would take steps to ensure the safety of people living in forest areas.
The woman, identified as Archana Choudhary, said she had taken her son Raviraj to a field to answer nature's call when the tiger attacked him and held him by its jaws.
When she tried to save her son, the feline attacked her also.
Choudhary said she kept making efforts to save her child.
She also raised an alarm and later some villagers reached there. The villagers then chased away the carnivore, who fled into the forest leaving the child behind.
Choudhary's husband Bhola Prasad said his wife received waist, hand and back injuries and their son was hurt on the head and back.
After the attack, the woman and her son were immediately taken to a health centre in Manpur and later to the district hospital in Umaria for treatment, forest guard Ram Singh Marko said.
A forest department team was trying to track the tiger which attacked the child and his mother, he said.
Umaria Collector Sanjeev Shrivastava met the woman and her son in the district hospital.
He said the two have been referred to a hospital in Jabalpur for further treatment.
The collector also said he will hold a meeting with the forest department officials to ensure the safety of villagers residing in forest areas.
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New Delhi (PTI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to consider individual cases seeking acceptance of demonetised currency notes of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 denominations.
A bench comprising BR Gavai and Vikram Nath, however, allowed the individual petitioners to approach the government with a representation.
The top court directed the government to decide the representation and consider the individual grievances, if made, within a period of 12 weeks.
"After the judgement of the constitution bench, we do not find it will be permissible for us to exercise our jurisdiction under Article 142 of the Constitution in individual cases to accept demonetised currency notes," the bench said.
It also clarified that in the event any of the petitioners are not satisfied with the action by the Union of India, they would be at liberty to approach the high court concerned.
In a majority verdict, the top court had upheld the government's 2016 decision to demonetise the currency notes of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 denominations.
A five-judge Constitution bench had said the Centre's decision-making process could not have been flawed as there was consultation between the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the Union government.
The court had said the notification dated November 8, 2016, which announced the decision to scrap the high-value currency notes, cannot be said to be unreasonable and struck down on the ground of decision-making process.