Killer leopard in Tarikere shot dead

Killer leopard in Tarikere shot dead

The leopard, which had killed a teenager, was shot dead in Uppara Biranahalli, Tarikere taluk. DH Photo

Conservator of Forests attached to Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary Gaonkar said  the officers had been patrolling the forest since Wednesday to catch them alive.

The officers had laid traps in two locations at Kundur gate near Lakkavalli to catch the big cats alive on Thursday, but there was no sign of the animals. Even as the Forest officers were shifting the iron cages to a new location, the leopard attacked them from behind a shrub. Shocked, the officers shot at the leopard, he said. After the post-mortem, the carcass was burnt in the forests, he added.

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