Tiger. [Representational Image]Reuters

The Tamil Nadu forest department has shot dead a tiger on Wednesday at Susampadi forest in the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border. The man-eater had killed two persons.

The tiger was killed after firing five rounds of shots; Tamil Nadu officials have taken its body to Gudalur.

A Kerala farmer and a Tamil Nadu woman were killed by the man-eater in Kerala's Wayanad district last week.

Following public protest, Chief Wildlife Warden G Harikumar had earlier issued an immediate shoot-at-sight order for the killer tiger. Eight cameras were installed in the forest area to track the man-eater.

The news about the tiger's death has come as a relief for the residents of the village.

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