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Partially eaten body of tourist found in U'khand forest range

Press Trust of India  |  Rishikesh 

The partially eaten body of a tourist, who had gone missing and was apparently attacked by a leopard, was found today from near a temple in the Motichur range of Uttarakhand's Rajaji Reserve, police said.

The deceased was identified as 56-year-old from Haryana's district, they said.

The body is kept in a mortuary and the post-mortem is yet to be conducted, police said.

The injuries suggest Chand was killed by a leopard, an at the station said.

Chand along with his elder brother and other family members had gone to Neelkanth yesterday, police said.

On their way back, Chand went into the forests behind the in Raiwala around 4 pm yesterday, they said.

The said after he did not return, his relatives informed the police and a search was launched. His partially eaten body was found from the forest behind the temple around 10.30 am today.

This the seventeenth such incident in the area in three years, he said.

Signages were put up in the Motichur area warning people of threat from wild animals, but they continue to go into the forests, the said.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 20:05 IST