Tiger injures eight persons; shot dead in Karnal

Karnal: Panic gripped the residents of a colony here after a tiger strayed into the area and attacked eight persons.

The tiger, about three-year-old, was later shot dead by the police.

The wildcat suddenly appeared in the private colony near Karnal sugar mill and injured the eight persons last night, police said.

The residents informed sadar police, following which station house officer Gorakh Pal Rana soon reached the spot with force. He then shot the tiger dead, they said.

The injured have been admitted to Civil Hospital.

They said the carcass was taken to Veterinary Hospital for postmortem.