Killer tiger captured after seven-day hunt in Rajasthan

Jaipur: Following a seven-day hunt, Rajasthan Forest Department officials have finally captured a tiger, which has killed three men since February, in the jungles of Karauli district.

The eight-month-old T-104 tiger first killed one Munni Devi in February in Padli village falling under Kundera Range. Then he attacked and killed Roop Singh in Kaila Devi forest area last month. Recently, he killed his third human victim named Pintu Mali who was attacked while he was asleep inside his hut on September 11.

Different teams of officials were formed in the state to hunt for the killer tiger in Jaipur, Kota, Sawai Madhopur and Karauli.

Once the tiger was captured on Wednesday night, it was tranquillised in the Chinwari forest region of Karauli.

The officials that captured the tiger had to also bear farmers' protest who were restrained from entering the region as they had earlier threatened to kill the tiger if the forest authorities failed to find and tranquillise it.

Ranthambore National Park'S Chief Conservator of Forest Manoj Parashar said: "The tiger will be left in an enclosure in the Bhid forest area in this national park."