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Ranthambore tiger that killed 3 people in 8 months tranquilized; Confined to enclosure

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September 19, 2019, 4:36 pm

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Jaipur: Ranthambore National Park tiger – popularly known as T-104 that killed three people in the last eight months was tranquilized by a forest department team on Wednesday. The forest department officials said that the tiger would be kept in an enclosure for now. It took forest department teams seven days to track the tiger. He was being tracked since he killed a young man in Karauli district nine days ago.

According to a senior forest department officer, the tranquilization specialist team spotted the four-year-old T-104 in Sapotara forest areas of Karauli on Wednesday.

“The tiger is being kept in an enclosure in Ranthambore National Park. He is aggressive and keeping in view the recent attacks on humans, he is being kept caged for now,” said the officer.

The tiger was tranquilized around 4.40 pm on Wednesday. He lost consciousness and started vomiting soon after the tranquilization. He was provided treatment and then transported to the enclosure in Sawai Madhopur.

The tiger had mauled to death a 26-year-old man in Keladevi wildlife sanctuary on September 12. The man, identified as Pintu Mali, was sitting on a bed in his agriculture land near Sapotara town in Karauli district when the tiger attacked him from behind and dragged into the neighbouring farm.

The same tiger had killed a man, identified as Roop Singh in Keladevi on July 30. Another victim was Munni  Yogi who was attacked by the tiger in Kundera Padali village on February 2.

First published: September 19, 2019