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Leopard attacks on rise,one more killed

One more person was killed in a leopard attack in Samudrapur area of Wardha district on Thursday

Written by Vivek Deshpande | Nagpur |
October 29, 2011 1:34:36 am

One more person was killed in a leopard attack in Samudrapur area of Wardha district on Thursday,suspected to have been caused by the same problem animal that has so far killed two persons in the neighbouring Chimur range of Chandrapur district.

Baba Barekar,42,was attacked by the leopard when he had gone to his field to water the crop. The leopard was hiding near the electric pump switch. When Barekar went to put off the switch after completing the work,the leopard attacked him and killed him on the spot.

Divisional Forest Officer,Wardha,Pravin Chauhan told The Indian Express that the leopard also ate part of Barekar’s body. “We suspect it is the same animal that ran from the troubled area,which is very close,and came over to this side.”

Sources said when Barekar didn’t return home,his brother reached the farm to locate him. There he saw the horrific scene of the leopard sitting on his brother’s body and devouring it. He ran back to village to inform the villagers who rushed to the field. The leopard,however,had made good its escape by then.

Forest Department’s tranquilising team and an army of forest staff is camping in the troubled area with a number of cages deployed at vantage places to capture the animal,but haven’t yet succeeded.

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