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Leopard attacks two in Rajasthan’s Barmer

A day after a tiger attacked a man in Sawai Madhopur, two villagers were mauled by a leopard in Barmer on Monday

jaipur Updated: Jan 16, 2018 21:54 IST
HT Correspondent
Two villagers in Rajasthan’s Barmer were attacked by a leopard on Monday.
Two villagers in Rajasthan’s Barmer were attacked by a leopard on Monday.(Representative Picture/AP File Photo.)

A day after a tiger attacked a man in Sawai Madhopur, two villagers were mauled by a leopard in Barmer on Monday, a top forest official said on Tuesday.

The leopard attacked two villagers of Peelu village in Chauhtan tehsil, said Barmer deputy conservator of forest Vikram Kesharee Pradhan.

One of the victims, Hira (30) suffered a fracture in his hand and is being treated at the Sanchore hospital, while the other, identified as Meghiya Ram (30) suffered minor bruises on his face and has been discharged after treatment, he said.

“We suspect that the leopard came from Jalore or Siwana . A leopard was reportedly seen moving in Siwana area around 15 days back,” he said.

“Pug marks have been spotted near the spot where the duo was attacked. A forest team has been sent to tranquillise the animal and a cage was also placed near the attack spot last night.”

On Sunday morning, a tiger attacked a 25-year-old farmer within the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve.

The farmer, a resident of Ganesh Nagar village on the periphery of the reserve, was grazing his goats when the incident took place, forest officials said.