Villagers kill leopard who strayed into Pakistan

Press Trust of India reports leopard crossed border at Taran and attacked group of people creating panic in village.

News Desk February 18, 2014
Press Trust of India reports leopard crossed border at Taran and attacked group of people creating panic in village. PHOTO: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

An Indian leopard was shot dead on Monday after it crossed the border into Punjab and injured two villagers, the Press Trust of India reported.

According to reports, the leopard crossed the border at Taran on Sunday and attacked a group of people, creating panic in a village close to the border at Ferozewala, located 60 kilometres from Lahore.

Residents of the village shot the leopard dead after it mauled two people. The injured men were admitted to a hospital in Sheikhupura district, where officials describe their condition as critical.

This is the second instance of an Indian leopard straying across the border in the past few weeks. Last month, wildlife authorities captured an Indian leopard from near the international border after it strayed into Narowal sector.

The leopard has been kept at Lahore Zoo and the authorities are now trying to find a mate for it.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 18th, 2014.


Kamran Khan | 7 years ago | Reply

@Baji Please: Even a cornered home cat would pounce on you so natural from a wild animal to get nervous and frightened to attack people in order to escape out of the situation. The problem is our population is ignorant of how to act in those circumstances and the inefficiency of our wild life (forest) department and police which should have been called and acted with tranquilizers. One question for you how many such incidents you read coming from india where such animals are found in great numbers and incidents of people being mauled by lions, leopards and fields and villages been run over by elephants are pretty much a routine occurrence in forested regions ???

AF | 7 years ago | Reply

@ Babbarsher Khan CM Punjab instead of ordering the Autopsy on the dead animal, got its hide for presenting it as a gift to the Saudi Crown Prince. Must have received $ in return............!!

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