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Farmer injured in leopard attack near Otur in Pune district

The incident took place around 6.30 pm when Ghule was on his farms checking on the ongoing pre-sowing works on one part of the farm.

By: Express News Service | Pune |
Updated: June 15, 2021 6:45:39 pm
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A 32-year-old farmer was injured in a leopard attack while he was working in his farm on Monday evening in a village near Pune district’s Otur town, around 100 km from Pune city. The man, Nilesh Ghule, has sustained injuries on his shoulder and face.

The incident took place around 6.30 pm when Ghule was on his farm, checking on the pre-sowing work. The leopard, suspected to have been hiding in an adjacent sugarcane field, suddenly attacked Ghule. The animal fled after Ghule raised an alarm.

Speaking to The Indian Express, Deputy Conservator of Forest (Junnar division) Jayaramegowda R said, “The area where the incident took place is a known habitat for leopards and sugarcane cultivation provides hiding spots for the animal. We have increased vigil and patrolling in the region and efforts to create awareness about the presence of leopard and other animals will continue. In this specific case, the farmer was working on the field when the leopard suddenly attacked him.”

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Officials said that Ghule later received treatment at a local hospital and is said to be out of danger.

The area under Junnar forest division, which is spread over nearly 4,000 sq km area, has witnessed multiple cases of man-leopard conflicts in the past. As per the data available with the Junnar Division of the Forest department, eight persons have been killed and 25 injured in attacks by leopards over the last decade. Of these, three deceased and three injured were below five years of age.

Meanwhile, two leopard sightings have been reported from Nerhe Kasarsai area near Hinjewadi, around 20 km from Pune city, over the last one week.

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First published on: 15-06-2021 at 11:32:51 am

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