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Man eater tigress shot dead in Uttarakhand

Friday, Oct 21, 2016,14:31 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Dehradun | A six-year-old man eater tigress which had killed several people in Nainital district of Uttarakhand was shot dead today after an intense search operation which lasted for over 40 days.

The elusive tigress on the run for over a month was spotted with the help of night vision thermal drones last night in Gorakhpur village of Ramnagar sub-division after an intense combing operation, Terai Western Forest Circle Conservator Parag Dhakate said.

It was shot dead finally at 12 noon today at the end of a search operation which lasted 45 days, he said.

The post mortem revealed it was a six-year-old big cat weighing around 91 kgs which had killed two persons and left three injured in the area, he said.