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Ustad is not a man-eater

At the centre of a heated debate now is T-24, popularly known as Ustad, with the Supreme Court ruling that the tiger must be in captivity for being a ‘man-eater’. Ustad has been accused of killing two other people, though RTIs obtained show that he was not mentioned as the killer. After the death of a forest guard, Rampal Saini, in 2015 in the Ranthambore tiger reserve, the ambush, capture and removal of Ustad was amazingly swift. It was then that the debate on whether Ustad is a man-eater or not reached a crescendo. To read more about the on-going story of Ustad please follow this link to the report in The Hindu.