Leopard mauls villagers, beaten to death

Last Updated: Sunday, May 23, 2010 - 18:48

Sonepur: A leopard was on Sunday chased
and beaten to death by angry residents of Anandpur village in
Bihar`s Saran district after it mauled four persons including
a child.

The villagers, armed with lathis and blunt objects,
surrounded the animal hiding near the Gandak river embankment
and beat it to death, forest officer L P Singh said.

Forest personnel and policemen looked on helplessly as
the locals ignored their pleas to spare the animal, he said.

Later, the leopard`s corpse was taken for autopsy and was
found to have spear marks too.

The forest department will consider taking penal action
against the accused persons under the relevant sections of
the protection of the wild life Act, he said.

The leopard had strayed in the village in the morning
from a nearby forest for food and mauled the villagers.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, May 23, 2010 - 18:48
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