Leopard was killed by poachers:DFO

Updated on Jul 29, 2011 01:09 PM IST

The mutilated body of a male leopard, which was recovered on July 27 from a field in Katarniyaghat Wildlife Sanctuary, was killed by poachers, a forest official said here today.

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PTI | By, Bahraich

The mutilated body of a male leopard, which was recovered on July 27 from a field in Katarniyaghat Wildlife Sanctuary, was killed by poachers, a forest official said here on Friday.

The postmortem report of the leopard confirmed that it was killed by poachers after which an inquiry has been instituted in the matter, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) R K Singh said.

A complaint in this regard has also been filed at Murtiha police station against unidentified poachers, he said.

The body of a five to six-year-old male leopard was recovered from a sugarcane field near Lodhanpurwa village on July 27 and forest officials initially suspected that the leopard might be killed by a tiger.

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