Man-eating tiger shot and killed in India

Forest guards in India shot and killed a man-eating Tiger late Wednesday after a massive search to track down the animal.

Kerala state authorities deployed 160 guards to hunt down the tiger, aged between 10 and 12 years, who killed a farmer and a woman last week and attacked another man, the BBC reports.

The tiger was spotted chasing a deer in the Gudalur forest and was shot when it attempted to attack the guards, officials said.

At least 20 people were killed in tiger attacks last year in India, according to the BBC. The country’s tiger population has grown steadily, from 1,706 in 2011 to 2,226 in 2014.

The tigers are often competing with humans for resources as their reserves become encroached.

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