Whether the leopard died a natural death or was killed is yet to be ascertained, he said.
The viscera of the dead animal has been sent to a laboratory in Jabalpur for tests to find the cause of the death.
He said that a shepherd spotted the carcass and informed the forest officials about it.
Pandey said they were investigating from all angles to know how the big cat died.
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