The police in India shot and killed the tiger after it murdered at least nine people in Champaran, Bihar state.
The “man-eater of Champaran” was hunted down by 200 police officers and district officials, who ultimately killed the beast. Several policemen rode elephants on patrol to find them.
The male tiger has terrorised the communities close to the Valmiki Tiger Reserve.
India is home to more than 70% of the world’s wild tigers.
Tiger populations in India have increased faster than in tiger reserves, which are protected areas where the animals can live.
Because of this, certain big cats are forced to live in areas where humans predominate, which frequently results in the death of cattle and even people.
The operation, which was directed by Bihar police, involved surrounding a sugarcane field near the village of Sitaltola Baluwa and killing the three-year-old tiger known as T-104.
The area’s chief wildlife warden, Kumar Gupta, told the Times of India that the tiger has been labelled as “dangerous to human lives.”
The final search for T-104 began on Saturday, just after news broke that a mother and her child had died in a tiger attack, according to Nesamani K, the head of Valmiki Tiger Reserve.
According to Paltu Mahato, who talked to the Hindustan Times, the entire village had a restless night. Some of us kept throwing stones at each other, while others kept banging tin cans together to scare the tiger away.
Despite failed attempts to tranquillize it, the tiger showed a “complete absence of fear” when surrounded by teams, according to Mr Gupta.
A third team waited in the location where they thought the tiger would emerge, as the authorities sent two teams into the bush on two elephants.
T-104 was launched on Saturday at 15:15 local time.
The claims that a separate tiger was responsible for the human killings were refuted, according to the wildlife warden for Bihar.
According to government data from 2019, tigers kill between 40 and 50 people each year.