Tiger in the tunnel is the story of a man Baldev .Who is a khalasi in a railway station in the jungle . his main duty is to confirm that a oil lamp nearby a cutting is alight during the night which is a signal for the train . According to the routine one day Baldev goes to light the lamp and is attacked by a tiger . When Baldev hears the tiger above the cutting he is worried about his son in the temporary hut . he makes sure that the tiger is not headed for the hut . when he sees the tiger coming towards him he gets ready to face it with his axe . when the tiger jumps on him he dodges away and drives axe with full strength on to the tigers shoulder and the axe gets stuck . he is left defenceless and the tiger pounces on him and he dies . thus he sacrifices his life for his son and his family .