Assam: Leopard Causing Menace in Jorhat Succumbs to Injuries

Last Tuesday, after continuous efforts by the forest department, the officials caught the leopard.
Leopard Causing Menace in Assam’s Jorhat Dies
Leopard Causing Menace in Assam’s Jorhat Dies

The leopard that was causing menace in Assam’s Jorhat died on Thursday while undergoing treatment in Kaziranga.

According to sources, the leopard was undergoing treatment at Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation And Conservation (CWRC) in Kaziranga after he was tranquilized after 24 hours of search in Chenijan.

However, earlier today he succumbed to his injuries.

Last Tuesday, after continuous efforts by the forest department, the officials caught the leopard.

The forest officials said that they had been continuing their search since Monday at 10 am. They were successful in tranquilizing the leopard and capturing him inside a quarter.

While tranquilizing the leopard, he got injured due to which he was undergoing treatment.

It may be mentioned that at least 15 people, including three forest staff were injured after the leopard unleashed a reign of terror at a neighourhood on Monday.

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The incident occurred near the Rain Forest Research Institute located at Chenijan

The irate leopard first attacked a family which included a father, mother and their two children at Sotai area of the district. 

The forest officials, upon receiving information, rushed to the spot with rifles and firecrackers to chase the leopard away from the residential area. Two forest officials were injured during the ordeal, they informed.

Superintendent of Police of Jorhat district, Mohan Lal Meena, told ANI that 13 persons, including three forest staff, were injured in the attack.

"All the injured were admitted to a local hospital. They are said to be out of danger," the SP said.

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