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Strayed leopard caught

Press Trust of India  |  Jorhat (Assam) 

A leopard, which created panic among people for the past two weeks after straying out of the Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, was captured by tea garden labourers in Jorhat district, forest officials said here today.

The leopard had created panic in Dalim Khanikor Tea estate at Selanghat under Mariani forest division for the last two weeks and injured two labourers who had gone to collect firewood, besides killing several domestic animals,

Tea garden labourers spotted the leopard yesterday and chased it with sharp weapons, axe, sticks and fire crackers forcing the animal to enter a shed where the people managed to tie it up.

The leopard was injured in the process and was handed over to the Mariani forest department from where it was sent to the Wildlife Care and Rehabilitation Centre at Panbari in Kaziranga National Park.

First Published: Sat, September 14 2013. 15:30 IST