Indian authorities use elephants to catch man-eating tiger

A tiger suspected of killing two people was darted and caught on Friday in southern India.

Seven trained elephants were used to corner the big cat near Nagarahole National Park in the state of Karnataka.

A vet then shot the tiger with a tranquilising dart and the animal was covered with a net before being transferred to a cage.

The tiger was expected to be moved to a conservation centre.

The cat is suspected of killing two residents of a local village in a space of four days.

Villagers launched protests, blaming the rise in tourism for disturbing the animal.

However, forestry officials said the tiger had a deformed leg which made catching its natural prey difficult which turned it into a man-eater.