JORHAT: Yet another leopard was killed by villagers at Khokondoguri Saroh Gaon in Golaghat district on Monday. Barely two days ago an adult leopard was killed at the hands of irate villagers of Bohikhowa Sapori in Dergaon area. However, one person was injured in Monday’s leopard attack before it was beaten to death by some villagers.
Forest officials said it was a one-year-old male leopard. It came under attack after it mauled one person of Khokondoguri Saroh gaon, about 10 km from Dergaon town, added one forest officer.
“We got information that a leopard cub was beaten to death by some villagers at Khokondguri area in Dergaon after it mauled a person on Monday morning. A man sustained minor injuries but he is presently out of danger. We lost another big cat within this week only in the same area,” said forest range officer, Golaghat, Puspadhar Nath.
On Saturday the villagers killed an adult leopard due to reasons yet to be known and feasted on the animal’s flesh, said Nath.
“We have lodged a complaint at the Dergaon police station. We are finding it hard to identify the culprits as about two thousand people from five villages were involved in the wild cat attack,” Nath said adding, “police investigation is on and one person has been arrested in this connection.”