Leopard dies after being hit by motorcycle

A two-year-old leopard was killed today after being hit by a motorcycle in Prem Nagar area in the city, police said.

The incident occurred around 9 am this morning when two students, who were on their way to the Petroleum University on a motorcycle, suddenly encountered a leopard crossing the road.

They got nervous and hit the big cat, killing it on the spot, they said.

The students also received minor injuries in the incident as they fell from the bike after it knocked down the leopard, they said.

They were rushed to a nearby hospital from where they were discharged after first aid.
The carcass of the leopard has been handed over to Forest Department officials, police added.

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