Angul: The Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of Satkosia Wildlife Division SMT Rehman was transferred to Cuttack Saturday.
Sources said the decision to transfer Rehman was taken after the Royal Bengal tigress Sundari killed a woman recently.
Meanwhile, the district administration and forest officials will hold a meeting with the people living in the periphery of Satkosia Tiger Reserve next week.
The villagers of Hatibari in Satkosia had torched a forest beat house at Hatibari and the Range Office at Tikarpara after the woman’s body was found with injury marks on the outskirts of the village September 12.
The officials September 13 had informed reporters that the tigress will be captured by an expert team by September 15.
It had led to speculation that the big cat would be relocated from the Satkosia Tiger Reserve. However, the government ruled it out.
After it was released from the enclosure August 18, Sundari had twice killed six cattle in Bipradiha village in the Athmallik Forest Division. She was brought from the Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh.