Leopard menace trigger panic in MP villages

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Barwani, MP, July 29 (UNI) A female leopard died in suspicious circumstances while the menace of another leopard triggered panic among the villagers in Pati area in this district's Rajpur sub divison.

Divisional Forest Officer V K Nema said that on a tip-off about the spotting of a leopard, a team was sent to the Rajpur sub divsion where the leopard was found drinking water from a nullah but died mysteriously after some time.

''The beast was cremated after autopsy,'' said Mr Nema.

A leopard was seen making attempt to intrude into residential areas in the villages of Anjrada area on July 27. The animal mauled to death two goats of a tribal. While increasing patrolling in the area, forest department has cautioned people to remain alert.

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