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Man-eating Indian tiger suspected of killing eighth victim

Published on Jan 29, 2014 6:40 PM

NEW DELHI (AFP) - A wild tiger is believed to have claimed its eight victim in northern India, even as forest officials attempt to track down and kill the animal, an official said Wednesday.

A tiger mauled and killed a farmer while he was working in the fields on Sunday in Bijnor district of Uttar Pradesh state, senior state wildlife official Roopak Dey said.

"Our officers are on the ground. There are shooters waiting to spot the tiger and kill it. As the tiger is master of concealment, we need to be patient," Dey said, confirming the latest death.

The farmer's wife was quoted in local media as saying the tiger dragged her husband to a nearby forest before killing him.

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