A tigress in India who is said to have killed 13 people has been shot dead after a major hunt, officials say.
The six-year-old tigress had evaded capture in the jungles of the western state of Maharashtra for two years.
Last month wildlife officials deployed perfume in a bid to lure the animal.
Activists had campaigned to save the tiger, but India’s Supreme Court said it would not interfere if forest rangers were forced to shoot it.
A team armed with a tranquiliser gun and a firearm was stationed in a vehicle on a road where the tigress, known as T-1, had been spotted by villagers, a Forestry Department statement said.
A patrol team went to an area near Borati village on Friday evening, after receiving reports of the tigress’ presence. Read more