India arrests 18 lions, puts them on trial over killing of three people

India arrests 18 lions, puts them on trial over killing of three people

Indian authorities are trying to find the killer lion/lions within the 18 lions that was arrested in Gir Forest in Gujarat State of India. Three people have been killed by lions in recent weeks and authorities are trying to find out the assailant – by holding the lions in iron cells and carrying out tests on their waste. The killer lion(s) will reportedly put to death while the innocent ones will be released into the forest, NGLatest has learnt from the BBC.

India arrests 18 lions, puts them on trial over killing of three people
India arrests 18 lions, puts them on trial over killing of three people
JK Khan, a top forest reserve official said on Monday:

“We think we have pinpointed the guilty lion, but we are still awaiting the results of nine more animals.”