Today in New Delhi, India
Apr 30, 2019-Tuesday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

2-year-old leopard crushed to death by truck in Yamunanagar

The leopard was crushed to death by an unknown truck driver on the national highway 907 on Saturday at around 8.15 pm near the rest house of the Kalesar park forest range.

india Updated: Apr 30, 2019 13:22 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, AMBALA
Leopard,Death,Truck
Villagers living near the Kalesar forest range said leopards often come out of the dense forest to drink water or for preying on other animals along the banks of Yamuna.(HT Photo)

A two-year-old leopard has died in a road accident in Yamunangar, officials of Kalesar National Park in the district said on Monday.

The leopard was crushed to death by an unknown truck driver on the national highway 907 on Saturday at around 8.15 pm near the rest house of the Kalesar park forest range.

The NH-907, which starts from Paonta Sahib in Himachal Pradesh and ends at Yamunanagar, passes through the Kalesar forest range along the banks of the Yamuna river.

Kalesar range inspector Rajesh Chahal said, “The animal had come out of the dense forest and was crossing the highway from a location having a sharp turn on the road when she was hit by a truck. We received the information from a passerby and reached the spot within 10 minutes as the accident took place near the our rest house.

He added, “The face of the leopard was crushed severely and it died on the spot. A veterinary team conducted a post-mortem on Sunday evening. As the animal died due to a road accident, no case was registered in this regard.”

Villagers living near the Kalesar forest range said leopards often come out of the dense forest to drink water or for preying on other animals along the banks of Yamuna.

First Published: Apr 30, 2019 13:22 IST