WorldVillagers in India beat tiger to death

04:05  28 july  2019
04:05  28 july  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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Indian police have arrested four people after a mob of villagers brutally beat to death a tiger that had attacked local people. It is the latest in a growing number of animal-human encounters in India , which experts blame on shrinking habitats and food shortages for wildlife.

A still taken from footage showing Indian villagers beating a tiger with sticks - Mediadrumimages / News Fiesta. An investigation has been launched in India after a tigress blamed for injuring a number of villagers was clubbed to death in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

Villagers in northern India beat to death a female tiger after the animal fatally mauled a man, authorities said.

Villagers in India beat tiger to death © Niladri Sarkar A Bengal tiger in the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest in India and Bangladesh.

The incident took place in a protected area of the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve on Wednesday afternoon, Pooranpur Police Inspector Keshav Kumar Tiwari said.

Four people were arrested and 31 each received an initial complaint from the local forest department.

Video of the attack has circulated on social media showing villagers repeatedly hitting the tiger with large sticks.

Fewer than 4,000 tigers remain on Earth, the World Wildlife Fund says. Most live in reservations in India, where killing a tiger can result in jail time.

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