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Tiger that killed 50-year old woman, captured in Hediyala

News Agencies | Updated on: 28 November 2023, 11:15 IST
Tiger that attacked woman captured in Bandipur

Hediyala (Karnataka): In the Hediyala range of Bandipur Tiger Reserve, a 10-year-old male tiger, responsible for the death of a 50-year-old woman, was successfully captured on Tuesday.

The tiger, reported to be in good health, has been relocated to the Koorgalli rehabilitation centre, said Karnataka Minister Eshwar Khandre.

A tiger attacked a 50-year-old woman grazing cattle in the Balluru Hundi area of the Bandipur tiger reserve on Friday. According to the villagers, the tiger attacked Rathnamma from behind and she collapsed on the spot whereas the other two women managed to run away.

According to villagers, the same tiger had earlier attacked a 70-year-old man. The captured tiger has now been shifted to the Koorgalli rehabilitation centre.

To capture the tiger, Forest authorities set up camera traps at various vantage points. Drones were also deployed to track the Tiger's movement with Forest personnel monitoring strategic points. The vigil finally led to the Tiger's Capture.


First published: 28 November 2023, 11:15 IST