In pics: Panther in Jaipur colony triggers panic

  • Jaipur, PTI
  • Updated: Nov 08, 2015 06:20 IST
A panther that had strayed into a residential colony in Jaipur runs around as residents created a commotion after sighting the animal. (Himanshu Vyas/HT Photo)

A two-year-old panther strayed into a residential colony in Jaipur on Saturday, triggering panic among people.

The animal was safely tranquilised and no one was injured in the incident, police said.

The panther’s presence in the densely populated locality in Milap Nagar, which is not even close to any forest, caused considerable commotion in the area.

The animal was spotted early Saturday morning near Tonk road and police said it is supposed to have strayed from the Jhalana forest last night.

Police added the animal was then taken to Jaipur zoo for medical check-up.

Veterinary officer of the zoo, Dr Arvind Mathur said the large cat would be released in Sariska forest in Alwar after treatment.

Here’s how the incident unfolded, in pictures:

People anxiously wait and keep an eye for the movements of the panther in Milap Nagar colony, Jaipur. (Himanshu Vyas/HT Photo)

A large number of residents gathered to see the panther and the animal ran through the streets. A forest department official keeps guard as search for the panther continues. (Himanshu Vyas/HT Photo)

A forest department official, equipped with a tranquillizer gun, looks for the panther. (Himanshu Vyas/HT Photo )

Vishal Goyal and Neetu Jain show the minor injuries they suffered while running in the commotion. (Himanshu Vyas/HT Photo )

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