The tiger that was responsible for the death of three people in Karnataka’s South Kodagu district was found dead in Lakkunda on Friday.
The forest department informed that Lakkunda is the area where the tiger had killed the last person before heading into the jungle. “The carcass of the tiger has been sent for post-mortem and samples collected are being sent for forensic examination. Exact reason of death will be ascertained after the reports are received,” a statement by the forest department read.
It added that the stripe pattern of the dead tiger was matched with the tiger database available with the wildlife wing and also with the pictures of the tiger that was involved in killing cattle. “With this analysis, it is confirmed that the dead tiger was the one involved in the man-animal conflict,” the statement informed.