India tiger kills four people in 12 days: official
NEW DELHI (AFP) - A wild tiger is believed to have killed four villagers in northern India in 12 days, prompting searches for the big cat and protests from villagers, an official said Thursday.
The beast attacked and killed a 40-year-old woman on Wednesday in a village in the state of Uttar Pradesh, its fourth victim since it is thought to have strayed from a tiger reserve, the official said.
State forest officials and police, aided by two elephants, have been searching for the tiger in Moradabad district in the hope of driving it back to the Jim Corbett National Park, popular with tourists.
"We have identified four bodies that were killed by the tiger as they bore teeth and claw marks," senior Moradabad administrative official O.P. Narain Singh told AFP.