Irate people of Uttar Pradesh’s Pilibhit district beaten to death a full-grown tiger after cornering her following a long vigil as the tiger was attacking the domestic animals.
But the video was shocking and condemned by all as it was attacked relentlessly with sticks by people this week, triggering widespread outrage.
The incident took place under a protected zone of the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve, about 240 km from state capital Lucknow.
The mobile video, shot by a resident of the Mataina village on Wednesday afternoon, captures the assault by the villagers and even has a background commentary by a witness who says they are assaulting the tigress because she had attacked and injured a villager in the morning.
The authorities have launched an investigation and cases have been filed against 43 people who were involved in the killing. The tiger attacked and injured nine people.