The Indian hero mother fights a tiger barehanded for two minutes to save her son after the beast clamped the 15-month-old’s head in his jaws
- The beast ripped into the 25-year-old woman to try and get to her toddler
- Archana Choudhary lives in the village of Rohania in India, near a tiger sanctuary
- But both emerged from the bloody battle alive, with the mother rescuing her son
- Elephants have also invaded surrounding villages, damaging crops
An Indian mother fought a tiger with her bare hands after the animal ripped her apart trying to get at her 15-month-old son.
The tiger’s claws pierced Archana Choudhary’s lungs as the beast ravaged them, tearing the 25-year-old mother apart while she fought for a full two minutes.
But both emerged from the bloody battle alive, with the mother snatching her young child from the jaws of death.
Elephants have also invaded surrounding villages and damaged crops, villagers said.
An Indian mother fought a tiger with her bare hands after the animal ripped her apart trying to get to her 15-month-old son (pictured). The family’s faces were blurred to protect their privacy
The mother pictured has a punctured lung and deep wounds on her body while the boy was treated for head injuries.
Choudhary lives with her family in the village of Rohania, which is near a tiger sanctuary in Umaria district.
She had taken the child outside as it needed to relieve itself.
The tiger clung to the baby’s neck and tried to sink its jaws into his neck while they waited in a field, according to the Times of India.
Then Choudhary jumped into action, screaming and using her bear hands to protect the child.
Her screams caused villagers to run from the nearby village, who beat the tiger away with sticks.
The mother and child were then taken to the intensive care unit and given rabies injections, civil surgeon Dr. Misthi Ruhela in Jabalpur city according to BBC.
A doctor told BBC Hindi that the wounds on the child’s body were not serious, but the mother’s were.
She has a punctured lung and deep wounds on her body while the boy was being treated for head injuries.
The tiger attack caused panic among visitors.
Senior government official Sanjeev Srivastava said efforts were being made to ensure no more tigers escaped from the reserve.
A file photo of a wild Bengal tiger is shown. The tiger that attacked an Indian villager and her son fled a nearby wildlife sanctuary