A tigress that had been declared a maneater was killed by hunters in the Terai West forest division in the Ramnagar area of Nainital district on Thursday.
The tigress, about three years old, was shot by a team of hunters around 11.30 am. The operation was led by the state forest department.
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Sub-Divisional Officer, Terai West, Balwant Singh Shahi, said the operation had been going on for 44 days after the tigress — which strayed out of the forest area into sugarcane fields — attacked people and killed two.
The tigress was declared a maneater after it killed the two persons and injured four others.
Shahi said a team of 200 people was involved in the operation and a helicopter was hired for two days at a cost of Rs 1 lakh per day. The department also used drone cameras to locate the tigress, which used to hide in the sugarcane fields.