After multiple failed attempts over the past two weeks, forest officials in Odisha's Satkosia Tiger Reserve on Tuesday succeeded in tranquilizing tigress "Sundari", weeks after local people claimed that it killed two persons in the vicinity.
Sources said experts, including officials from Nandankanan Zoo and Satkosia wildlife sanctuary, shot the dart, while she was eating.
An elephant from Chandaka forest was also deployed in the team to aid the operation, they said.
Two villagers, including a woman, were allegedly mauled by the tigress last month. Local people had staged a massive protest, demanding that "Sundari" be sent back to relocated to another destination.
An official at Satkosia reserve said the tigress will be kept in a special enclosure for now.
"Sundari will be kept at a special enclosure at Rayagada area in Satkosia, The authorities of the National Tiger Conservation Authority will decide on the next course of action," he said.
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