Six people who will be seen in the video have been arrested. Search for other people involved in the crime is on.
Guwahati: A leopard that entered a residential colony at the outskirts of Assam’s Guwahati changed into cornered with the aid of a group of fellows and beaten to death earlier than the woodland department may want to rescue the animal. In a stressful video, this is circulating on social media, locals are seen parading its carcass as a trophy even as spectators of the brutality hoot and cheer.
Six individuals who will be visible in the viral videos have been arrested. Search for the other people involved in the crime is on.
Locals say the incident ought to have been prevented had the wooded area branch acted proactively.
The wooded area department has admitted that they have been alerted about a trapped leopard at five AM on Sunday but earlier than they reached the spot, it fled.
Some locals followed the animal into the woodland and killed it. The incident passed off in a reserved forest area, government sources in addition added.
Incidents of leopard-human encounters had been on the upward thrust across the country. Loss of habitat, professionals say, is one of the foremost reasons that result in the animals turning to human colonies for food.