Mysuru: Forest officials set more to than 70 cameras to catch the tiger that killed a boy three days ago in the Ayyanakere tribal haadi (colony) in Hunsur Taluk.
Speaking to reporters Nagarhole Tiger Project Director N. Mahesh told that the tiger which killed boy has a wound on its back. “In the cameras we found movement of three tigers but these tigers are not the one that killed 16-year-old boy. The tiger is being tracked by three department elephants and more than 50 forest staff. Dr. Harish, a tranqualise expert from Hassan, has joined the operation,” he said.
He said four trapping cameras were stolen from Hanagodu and efforts are on to nab thieves. He said the aged tigers who are unable to hunt animals become man eaters as humans are easy prey.
The tiger will be shifted to Mysuru Animal Rehabilitation Centre after being caught.
He further said that the department will provide Rs. 7.5 lakh compensation to the family of Ganesh, who was killed by the tiger.