'Man eater' tigress Avni killed in Maharashtra

Last Updated: Sat, Nov 03, 2018 10:15 hrs
Avni

Mumbai: Avni, the tigress believed to be responsible for the deaths of 13 people over the last two years, has been killed in Maharashtra's Yavatmal last night, news agency ANI reported.

In September, the Supreme Court said that Avni could be shot on sight, prompting a flurry of online petitions.

Avni is survived by her two cubs who are 10 months old.

For nearly three months, equipped with the latest technology, 150 ground personnel, elephants and so-called expert trackers and shooters were on a quest to find Avni.