Again porcupine quills take the life of a tigerI have learnt from the books of Kim Corbett, Keneth Anderson, Buddhadev Guha and many other writers that porcupine quills make a tiger man-eater (Sundarban tigers are exceptions; They are born man-eaters for a different reason). When I myself visited some jungles, local hunters also said the same thing. Porcupine quills injure tigers, mainly the paws and the teeth, and these injuries force the injured tigers to become man-eaters. And people kill such man-eaters.
Again the same old incident happened near Dudhwa National Park. A tigress was severely injured by the porcupine quills. It could not hunt its natural prey and so it came near the human localities. It killed a domesticated dog. The villagers of Chattua village near Kishanpur sanctuary of the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve saw the injured tigress in their sugarcane fields. They were very afraid and angry. So, they got assembled and attacked the tiger despite being assured by the officials of the Forest Department.
The injured tigress was ultimately killed by the local villagers. The tigress was run over by a tractor by the villagers.
Indian forests lost another tiger. It died for no fault of its own. But, at least in this case, we can't fully blame the villagers also. The tigress, if remained alive, would surely become a man-eater, in a few days.
Then whom to blame?