A leopard was clubbed to death in Mandawar village near Haryana district of Gurugram yesterday evening. The animal had strayed into the village earlier in the day. The villagers attacked it with sticks and other weapons, but not before it created panic among locals and injuring some people. The also alleged that police and Forest Department personnel who arrived late were also not well-equipped to catch the animal.
As per ‘The Hindu’ report, a large number of locals chased after the animal with sticks and farming equipment as it ran on streets for hours. It was finally cornered inear the house of village sarpanch around noon. The paper quoted the village sarpanch Dhan Singh as saying that a chowkidar had informed him of the animal nearly two weeks back, which was again spotted on Thursday after which police and forest department were informed.
Alleging that they reached late in the village, Singh said they did not carry any weapon to catch the animal., but only a net which was not enough to catch an adult leopard.
Earlier this month, a leopard entered in a residence in Kotabagh area of Uttarakhand’s Nainital . It was caught by wildlife department. Department officials reached the spot and tranquilised it. There was also no report of any injury. Last month, another leopard was caught in the Maharashtra villlage of Saikheda.