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Leopard burnt alive by mob in Udaipur

A case has been registered against the unidentified people for killing the animal.

January 28, 2019, 4:59 pm

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Jaipur: A leopard was burnt alive by a mob in Rama village near Udaipur-Iswal Road on NH-76. The incident happened on Saturday night and the forest team got the information on Sunday. A case has been registered against the unidentified people for killing the animal. According to the police and forest officials, the leopard was hit by a passing vehicle on Friday night in Udaipur. It got injured and entered a nearby village named Kharbad in a semi-conscious state. It hid in one of the farms in the village. The farm owner, Prem Singh (65) reached his farm on Saturday morning, unaware of the leopard. As soon as the farmer reached near the shed, the animal attacked him. Some local villagers reached the spot after hearing the old man’s scream for help. Prem Singh managed to run away from the big cat but got seriously injured. The mob then started to beat the animal with sticks and pelted stones at it. The leopard could not escape from the spot. The mob poured kerosene on the helpless animal and set it on fire without informing the forest authorities. The local villagers ran from the spot after the incident, soon before the forest officials arrived at the spot after getting the information. The police have registered a case against unidentified people under several sections of the Wildlife Act. A case against the unidentified driver who had hit the big cat on Friday has also been registered. The team of officials said that the further investigation is on. A search operation has already begun.

First published: January 28, 2019