Tiger clubbed to death by villagers in India

2015-11-12 10:53
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New Delhi (dpa) - A mob of villagers in northern India beat to death a tiger after it strayed into a poultry farm and mauled two men, police said Thursday.

The big cat entered the farm in Uttar Pradesh state's Bijnor district on Wednesday and attacked two staff.

"Hearing their cries, dozens of villagers reached the scene and beat the cat to death with farm implements and sticks," police official Gamleshwar Biltoriya said over phone.

One of the injured was in a critical condition at the hospital.

Biltoriya said the villagers acted in self-defence. At least seven people have been killed by a man-eating tigress in Bijnor in recent years.

India has an estimated tiger population of 2 226 tigers, down from 3 500 in the 1990s. Poaching and destruction of forests are the main reasons for the decline in tiger population.

New Delhi - A mob of villagers in northern India beat to death a tiger after it strayed into a poultry farm and mauled two men, police said Thursday.

The big cat entered the farm in Uttar Pradesh state's Bijnor district on Wednesday and attacked two staff.

"Hearing their cries, dozens of villagers reached the scene and beat the cat to death with farm implements and sticks," police official Gamleshwar Biltoriya said over phone.

One of the injured was in a critical condition at the hospital.

Biltoriya said the villagers acted in self-defence. At least seven people have been killed by a man-eating tigress in Bijnor in recent years.

India has an estimated tiger population of 2 226 tigers, down from 3 500 in the 1990s. Poaching and destruction of forests are the main reasons for the decline in tiger population.

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