The man-eater of Dodabetta was shot dead on Wednesday evening, by Special Task Force (STF) personnel, who have been assisting the Forest Department in tracking the elusive tiger.
Though reports all through had suggested that the animal was to be tranquilised, caged and relocated to a zoo, the tiger was shot dead by the STF personnel.
When asked who ordered the shooting of the tiger, a senior Forest official said no order was issued.
“The STF personnel were also trying to trap the animal. But, they claimed that they shot the tiger when it attempted to attack them,” the forest officer said.