Angry villagers killed a tigress in Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR) area Sunday evening by running a tractor over it, after the animal attacked a local resident.
Devanand (50) was critically injured after being attacked by the tigress at Chaitua village.
He died during treatment at a district hospital.
Confirming the killing of the animal by the villagers, Mahavir Kaujlagi, deputy field director of Dudhwa Tiger Reserve said, “The carcass of the tigress has been found and appropriate legal action is being taken in the matter, including registration of FIR against the errant villagers”.
Ramesh Kumar Pandey, field director of Dudhwa Tiger Reserve, also took cognisance of the incident.