Leopard killed in Gir forest; two persons suspected

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Junagadh, May 4 (UNI) Forest Department has registered a complaint against two people for killing a leopard in Gir forest here.

The carcass of a six year-old leopard was found in a field near Simar village on Saturday. Deputy conservator of forest (Gir east) J S Solanki said that Kala Dabhi and Uka Dabhi of Simar village are suspected to be involved in the poaching incident.

Citing postmortem report, Mr Solanki said that the leaopard died due to anabdominal injury caused by a wire that was found wrapped around its body. The animal died of the muscle hemorrhage in the heart.

First Offence Report has been registered under various provisions of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972. A man hunt has been launched to nab the poachers, he added.

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