Police have captured 17 male suspects that are wanted in connection for the murder of three in Gujarat, India. If any one is found guilty, he will be handed a sentence to life imprisonment. Well, at least a kind of prison: a zoo. And the suspects? All Asiatic lions.
Authorities in the arid western Indian state of Gujarat took an unusual step in capturing and detaining an entire pride of 17 Asiatic lions. After investigating a rare number of deadly lion attacks, the authorities took it upon themselves to capture the entire pride and send their excrements to a forensic laboratory to be tested for traces of human remains.
When the test results returned, primarily in the form of strands of human hair, the results pointed directly to one adult male in particular. This lion was immediately given a life sentence of imprisonment – in a zoo.