The Forest Department decided on Monday to shoot the tiger which killed a villager in Surajpur village,in Faziabad. The animal had been declared a maneater on December 24 after it killed a boy in Barabanki,but the decision was revoked following objections from the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA).
B K Patnaik,Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife),said: “The tiger has become dangerous. It killed a man,dragged the body and ate it. We have discussed the matter with the Centre as well.
Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) Chairman Ashok Kumar said: “We do not agree. We will try to capture it alive. Patnaik said the decision was taken after attempts to track it with the help of the WTI,WWF and NTCA were unsuccessful. The authorisation to kill the tiger has been given to DFO Dudhwa P P Singh and a few others.