Lakhimpur: A leopard, whose carcass was recovered from Devipur beat in Mohammadi range, was killed in an attack by a tiger.
"Pugmarks of a tiger were detected on the spot where the carcass of the leopard was recovered. The hunting pattern which disclosed attack on leopard`s hips, canine injuries on a front leg and below the neck substantially indicated that the leopard was killed in tiger attack," Divisional Forest Officer Neeraj Kumar said.
The DFO denied any poaching marks on the carcass.
Carcass of the male leopard was yesterday recovered from the jungles of Devipur beat under south Kheri forest division.