Joginder Nagar/Ladbharol|| An axed dead body of an adult Leopard has been found in Bhabhouri Dhar Jungle of Ropri-Kaleharu Panchayat of Ladbharol Tehsil of Mandi district. Poachers chopped its head, four legs and tail and took them away and threw away its trunk in the Jungle. Forest department has taken dead body of leopard in custody and have started an investigation.
According to sources, on Wednesday, a villager of Ropari-Kaleharu Panchayat took his cattles to Jungle for grazing. He saw a be-headed body of a Leopard in the Jungle. When approached the body he found that all legs and tail were also missing. He instantly informed deputy pradhan Sanjay Kumar over phone. Deputy Pradhan informed forest department instantly.
Forest guard and in-charge beat Daler Mangal Dass and forest division officer Daler block Pawan Kumar visited the spot along with local police post in charge Sandeep. Villagers helped them to take dead body of Leopard to the road.
Forest Guard Mangal Dass told that they were investigating the matter. The matter was serious and high officials have been informed about the same. The remains of Leopard would be cremated after a post-mortem. Marks are found on the neck of Leopard. In the first glance it is presumed that Leopard was trapped in the metal wire or trap snare by poachers and after that they axed his body parts.
With yet another incident of leopard hunting have left natives and forest department shocked. In another incident earlier this month a body of leopard was found in almost similar state in Sirmour district.
People are condemning this inhuman act with strong voice and are demanding a strict action against culprits as soon as possible.
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