Hunt underway for tiger in India that has killed 8 people

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Authorities in India are hunting for a tiger believed to have killed at least eight people over the last two years.

The latest attack came late Monday when the big cat fatally mauled 70-year-old Maroti Pendam in the village of Khambada, about 410 miles from Mumbai, the Indian Express reported.

“Pendam had gone to the forest when the tiger pounced upon him,” said Deputy Conservator of Forest Arvind Mundhe told the outlet.

He said authorities found animal prints suggesting it was the same tiger behind other attacks.

“We have taken swabs and sent them for forensic testing,” he said.

The dangerous cat is believed to have attacked at least 11 people, leading to at least eight deaths, the outlet reported.

Officials said Wednesday a search is now underway to capture the beast, the Agence France-Presse reported.

“We have been trying to capture the tiger using tranquilizer darts but with no success,” N.R. Praveen, a forest official in Maharashtra state, told the outlet.