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Panther caught near Sariska during hunt for beast that mauled 2 people

A panther was on Saturday caught near Sariksa where a hunt is underway to nab an elusive feline which had mauled two persons to death.

jaipur Updated: Feb 19, 2017 15:22 IST
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A team of police officials, civil administration personnel and forest officers have been hunting a panther around Sariska after mauled two people to death.(HT File Photo)

A panther was on Saturday caught near Sariksa where a hunt is underway to nab an elusive feline which had mauled two persons to death.

The panther was trapped in a cage this morning in forest area near Gopalpura village. However, it is not yet confirmed if it is the same panther which attacked two persons on Sunday.

The animal has been shifted to Jaipur zoo for medical examination, Alwar collector Muktanand Agrawal told PTI.

He said that the veterinary doctors at the zoo would examine to see it is the same panther.

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Teams of forest department and police are still combing the area in search of the beast from the Sunday attack. Twenty cameras have been installed and monitoring is being done through drone cameras as well. The hunt has been underway since Sunday.

Six people died recently in panther attacks in Sariska forest area.