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Trapped in net, leopard dies after being attacked by locals

ALLAHABAD: A 10-year-old adult leopard which was once caught in a entice internet used for catching wild boars died after local villagers attacked it sticks and weapons, in Mandhata area of Pratapgarh on Saturday. An FIR has been lodged towards 10 individuals.

The cable internet was once laid to entice wild boars to stop them from destructive fields of local farmers.

District wooded area officer (Pratapgrah) RB Ahirwar, stated, “The local farmers had employed some pros to seize wild boars in entice nets to stop them from destructive their vegetation. However, the leopard strayed out of the close by Kushfara jungle and got caught within the internet.”

The leopard was once attacked via local villagers and the animal died of strangulation. The veterinarians discovered the cause of death after postmortem examination, Ahirwar added.

As according to stories, the pros employed via local farmers laid down the nets close to Shanidham temple for trapping the boars a few days back.

On Saturday, after the leopard was once trapped within the internet some villagers allegedly attacked it with sticks and other sharp weapons.

Teams of police and wooded area division officers reached the spot and took the leopard’s body in custody. The body was once later sent for postmortem examination.

Ahirwar stated that a named FIR, under the right sections of the Wildlife Protection Act, have been lodged towards 10 individuals.

In December 2017, citizens of Budepur village, under the jurisdiction of Baghrai police station, had killed a leopard which had fallen right into a dry smartly. When the villagers noticed the big cat within the smartly, they filled it with dry grass and set it on fire. By the time wooded area officers arrived at the spot and rescued the animal, it had died.

The DFO, stated, “We were preserving a vigil on Kushfara jungle at the side of other forests of the district. This incident is an isolated case of a leopard venturing right into a human settlement.”

The wooded area officers failed to offer any information about the number of leopards recently inhabiting the forests of Pratapgarh.

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