India

Forest Workers in India Claim They Have Killed the Tiger Responsible For Recent Deaths

Three women were killed in the last two weeks

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Forest workers say they have shot dead a tiger blamed for killing three women in the past two weeks in southern India.

The tiger, described as a "man-eater" by authorities, killed the women in the Doddabetta Forest range near the town of Ooty in Tamil Nadu.

The district authorities had installed nearly 65 cameras in the villages and tea estates around the forest.

Nearly 45 schools were shut down and villagers were forced indoors.

"The Collector and the forest officials are deep inside the forest. But it has been confirmed that the tiger has been shot dead and not tranquilised," an official of the District Collector's office told BBC Radio Hindi's Imran Qureshi.