Man-eater tiger killed in Uttar Pradesh

February 24th, 2009 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Feb 24 (IANS) A man-eater tiger that claimed four lives in the last two months in Uttar Pradesh’s Faizabad district and its adjoining area was Tuesday shot down by forest officials.
“The tiger that claimed four human lives was killed in the Bakchula forest in Faizabad late this (Tuesday) evening,” divisional forest officer (DFO) O.P. Singh told IANS.

The feline was killed by an expert shooter, who shot three bullets at the tiger while it attempted an attack, added Singh.

According to forest officials, the big cat killed four humans in Pilibhit, Barabanki and Faizabad districts.

The tiger had strayed out of the forests in Pilibhit district.

According to officials, the forests in Pilibhit, over 250 km from Lucknow, are home to around 35 tigers.

– Indo-Asian News Service


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