When the Bengal tiger, the largest carnivore in the world, goes missing in the Himalayas, there is little doubt that the authorities are going to find the culprits.
The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), in a statement on Tuesday, said that the tiger had been spotted in the vicinity of the town of Dharwad in Haryana.
According to the NTCA, the tiger was observed on the morning of November 8, near a remote village, where it was feeding on vegetation and grazing cattle.
The authorities have also registered a case against the tiger’s owner, who is believed to have fled the country.
The NTCA has said the owner will be taken to New Delhi to face a trial.
The Bengal tiger is one of the world’s most ferocious carnivores and can grow up to 10 metres long.
It is also believed to be the most dangerous species, capable of devouring a human, as well as humans and other animals.
The species is protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), and has been protected in India since 1971.
However, the animal is hunted illegally and its presence in the country has sparked protests.