Authorities in India are trying to find a tiger believed to have killed a minimum of eight folks over the past two years.
The most recent assault got here late Monday when the large cat fatally mauled 70-year-old Maroti Pendam within the village of Khambada, about 410 miles from Mumbai, the Indian Express reported.
“Pendam had gone to the forest when the tiger pounced upon him,” mentioned Deputy Conservator of Forest Arvind Mundhe instructed the outlet.
He mentioned authorities discovered animal prints suggesting it was the identical tiger behind different assaults.
“We’ve taken swabs and despatched them for forensic testing,” he mentioned.
The harmful cat is believed to have attacked a minimum of 11 folks, resulting in a minimum of eight deaths, the outlet reported.
Officers mentioned Wednesday a search is now underway to seize the beast, the Agence France-Presse reported.
“We’ve been making an attempt to seize the tiger utilizing tranquilizer darts however with no success,” N.R. Praveen, a forest official in Maharashtra state, instructed the outlet.