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Leopard cub beaten to death in a tea estate

A male leopard cub was beaten to death and his carcass slung on a tree top by tea garden labourers in upper Assam's Golaghat district today.

india Updated: Apr 22, 2010 20:34 IST

A male leopard cub was beaten to death and his carcass slung on a tree top by tea garden labourers in upper Assam's Golaghat district on Thursday.

The year-old cub was sighted in the morning hours roaming inside South Hengera tea estate by the labourers, who beat him to death, Golaghat divisional forest officer N Anand said.

The labourers were irked after a female leopard attacked one of the labourers 10 days ago while she was plucking tea leaves and injured her.

The garden manager had informed the forest department some time back that a leopard was roaming in the garden area. On Wednesday, the forest staff chased away a leopard into the nearby forest.