Horrific footage shows the moment a tiger was CRUSHED by a digger and nets.
The tiger – who killed two people just days before its capture – was caught in the Ramnagar Forest, India and tragically died on the same night it was captured.
The video has gone viral in India and animal rights activists are furious – claiming that the tiger died as a result of injuries sustained during the capture.
Wildlife officials, however, say the post mortem did not show any major injuries, and that the tiger is likely to have died as a result of an infection and asphyxiation.
In the video, the tiger was shot by tranquilising darts and tries to move away.
When the tiger stumbles, a man in the video can be heard repeatedly shouting ‘pin it down, pit it down’.
The tiger then collapses and is pinned down by the digger before another man shouts: “Tie its paws together.”
Forest officials have defended the use of the digger, claiming this was the only way to subdue the animal without risking any more human fatalities.
The entire incident took place near the famous Corbett Tiger Reserve.