Leopard strays into Jammu, injures 3

Leopard strays into Jammu, injures 3

An adult leopard on Tuesday strayed into a posh locality of the city and attacked and injured three persons, including two Wildlife Department officials, before being captured in a rescue operation lasting over two hours.

Jammu, April 6

An adult leopard on Tuesday strayed into a posh locality of the city and attacked and injured three persons, including two Wildlife Department officials, before being captured in a rescue operation lasting over two hours.

“We received a call about the presence of the leopard at a green belt area of Gandhi Nagar around 11.30 am and rushed rescue teams with tranquilliser guns and cages,” Jammu's Wildlife warden Anil Kumar Atri said.

He said the rescue teams managed to tranquillize the leopard and shifted it to Manda Zoo around 2 pm.

The leopard had ventured into the city from the nearby forest last week and was spotted in the Bahu Fort area of Jammu city after which the people in the locality and adjoining areas were asked to remain cautious, officials said. pti

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