Decomposed Body Of Leopard Found In Forest Of Odisha’s Sonepur; Poaching Suspected

Sonepur: The decomposed body of a leopard, suspected to have been killed by poachers, was found in a forest in Odisha’s Subarnapur district on Tuesday.

The villagers Baghapalli under Ulunda range in the district detected a strong foul smell in a nearby forest where they had gone for grazing goats in the morning. Moving around the forest to trace the source of the smell, they spotted the carcass of the leopard. On closer inspection, they found that its body had been decomposed.

On being informed by the villagers, a team from Ulunda forest range went to the spot and started investigation.

Speaking to media persons, Prafulla Kumar Dehury, SCF, said the leopard might have died 5-6 days back. It is suspected to have been killed by the trap laid by poachers. “Since electricity wires have been drawn close to the forest, the poachers laid the wire trap to catch wild boars and the leopard might have got trapped in it,” he added.

He further said they would investigate into the matter and take necessary steps after getting the post-mortem report of the dead leopard.

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

Comments are closed.