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Maneater tiger shot dead at Suanpadi

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015,21:50 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kalpetta | A man eater tiger that killed two persons on Kerala-Tamil Nadu border recently, was shot dead at Susanpadi Forest Area in Tamil Nadu today. Sources said the feline, which was on the prowl on the bordering forest areas spreading panic among the people during last couple of days, was shot dead by Tamil Nadu Forest  Department personnel. The tiger had killed and devoured farmer Bhaskaran (62) in  the Noolpuzha forest area in Wayanad about ten days ago.
His body parts, which were found by his relatives were  cremated on the spot after post-mortem.
After that the animal had killed Mahalakshmi (40), who was plucking tea leaves in an estate at Pattavayal in Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu, on February 14.    Another person was also attacked by the animal at Chelakkara in hilly Wayanand District in Kerala.
Tamil Nadu and Kerala Forest Department personnel had launched a joint combing operation to hunt and kill the tiger following wide spread protest by people along the border.
Angry agitators carrying the body of Mahalakshmi had laid  a siege to Udhagamandalam-Kozhikode National Highway demanding immediate steps to trap the animal.
Tamil Nadu Government had announced a Rs 10 lakh solatium to the next of kin of the deceased women and a job to a dependent.

In Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy announced a solatium of Rs 10 lakh to the family of a farmer also killed by the tiger at Noolpuzha in Waynad District.

Forest staff and police in the Susanpadi Forest Area in Tamil Nadu.

Forest staff and police in the Susanpadi Forest Area in Tamil Nadu.

The body of the killer tiger in  the Susanpadi Forest Area in Tamil Nadu.

The body of the killer tiger in the Susanpadi Forest Area in Tamil Nadu.