Indian officials have “arrested” 18 lions to find to try and root out a man eating beast suspected of killing three people. Forest workers in Gujarat state are planning to test the lions’ paw prints and excrement in an attempt to identify the killer cat. If ‘convicted’ the guilty beast will be banged up in a zoo for the rest of it’s days while the ‘innocent’ lions will be released back into the Gir sanctuary.
Gujarat’s top forest official, JA Khan, said that the big cats had been collared over the past two months and were now being held in separate cages while tests were carried out. He said:
”We think we have pinpointed the guilty lion, but we are still awaiting the results of nine more animals.”