Leopard electrocuted at Chandan forest area

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Umari (MP), Jan 15: A leopard was killed when it received an electric shock after coming into contact with electric wires, put up by poachers at Chandan forest area in this district, forest department sources said today.

On receiving information yesterday morning, a team of forest department reached the spot. The leopard's body was buried after necropsy. A search was on to track down the poachers. Three people were arrested, along with leopard bones on the information of two accused arrested in December, 2007, after being found in possession of leopard skills.

Khelan Singh, Mania Choudhary and Bablu Baiga were arrested and sent to jail yesterday. One accused was absconding.


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