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A man-eating animal has attacked four people in India--but what kind of animal?
Meerut villages on edge as mystery animal kills 3 - Indian Express:
"Three women have been killed and one seriously injured in attacks by a wild animal.
However, it is still not clear whether the tormentor is a leopard or hyena or stray dogs. While villagers claim that it is a leopard, Divisional Forest Officer(DFO) Lalit Kumar Verma said it could be either a hyena or a group of wild or stray dogs since no pug marks could be collected."
The photo shows the distinctive pugmark of a striped hyena--exactly the kind of evidence the authorities need to solve this mystery.