Forest rangers capture man-eater tiger in Uttarakhand

Published: Thursday, February 12, 2009, 12:46 [IST]

Dhikuli range (Uttarakhand), Feb 12 (ANI): Forest rangers in Uttarakhand captured a suspected man-eater tiger, which had strayed from Jim Corbett National Park and killed a woman.

"The tiger is about 9-10 years old. It's a grown up male tiger. It's been verified that it's the same tiger that was declared man-eater recently. The tiger would be released in Nainital zoo," said V. K Singhal, Director, Corbett Tiger Reserve.

Singhal informed that tiger was declared man-eater as it had killed a woman as well as horse recently. The officer added that it was operating in fringe area and was not scared of human beings.

The tiger had also attacked a motorcycle-borne youth.

As for the animal-man conflict, officials say that wild cats often stray into villages near forestlands in search of food and even attack people. (ANI)

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