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Foresters on rescue mission kills leopard cub in self-defence

By PTI Updated: Oct 21, 2018 10:43 pm

Nagaon (Assam), Oct. 21 (PTI): Forest officials sent to rescue a leopard cub in central Assam’s Nagaon district shot the animal dead after it
attacked them on Sunday, an official said.
A team of forest department officials from Salona Forest Range went to Nonoi Tea Estate after getting information about the presence of a leopard cub.
They were to rescue the animal and release it in the nearby jungle, said Salim Ahmed, the Range officer of Salona Forest Range.

However, the two-year-old cub attacked one of the team members and he had fired to save himself.
After post-mortem examination and other departmental formalities, the carcass was cremated as per rule, he added.

By PTI Updated: Oct 21, 2018 10:43:19 pm