Man-eating Indian tiger faces 'shoot-to-kill' order

From BBC - October 13, 2017

A court in India's western state of Maharashtra has upheld an order to kill a two-year-old tigress responsible for killing four people.

Wildlife activists had challenged a shoot-to-kill order issued by the state forest department on 23 June.

The tigress was first captured in July after killing two people and injuring four in the town of Brahmapuri, in Maharashtra.

It was set free in Bor Tiger Reserve, but has since killed two more people.

Dr Jerryl Banait, who opposed the order to shoot the big cat, told the BBC that he would challenge the verdict in India's Supreme Court.

Animal rights activists insist the tigress should be tranquilised and moved to another location. But panic is growing among the locals in its territory.


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