Sunday, 22 October 2017

NEWSLINK: India man-eating tiger dies after being electrocuted

Tiger facial marking Sultan (T72) Ranthambhore India 12.10.2014.jpgA tiger which killed four villagers in central India has died after being electrocuted, an official said Sunday, ending a hunt by armed rangers for the beast.

A court in Maharashtra state issued a shoot-to-kill order Friday against the two-year-old female tiger after its latest victim, a woman, died earlier this month.

But efforts to capture or kill the tiger were called off after it strayed against an electric fence near a village early Saturday, said Rishikesh Ranjan, field director of Pench Tiger Reserve.

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