Chandrapur: A fully grown male adult leopard was killed by a tiger reportedly in a territorial dispute under Bhadrawati forest range.
According to a press release issued here today by the forest department, the incident came to notice when one of the forest guards was on patrol in Kachrala beat under Bhadrawati forest range yesterday at about 4.30 pm.
On noticing the leopard's dead body in compartment number 204 under the Kachrala beat, pugmarks of a tiger were located around the spot.
It was also observed that the leopard's body had injuries and deep scars on its back, caused by tiger claws.
However, all body parts of the leopard including its claws, whiskers, canines and skin were intact.
Chief Conservator of Forests (Chandrapur Division) Sanjay Thakre, Divisional Forest Officer S S Patil, Honorary Wildlife Warden Bandu Dhotre and others were present when the post mortem was conducted by a veterinary doctor at the spot.
Later, the leopard's body was cremated as per formalities, the press release stated.