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2 leopards found dead in cane field

Two adult leopards were found dead in a cane field at Katarniaghat wildlife sanctuary. Authorities suspected it to be a case of poaching

Two adult leopards were found dead in a cane field at Katarniaghat wildlife sanctuary on Sunday. Authorities suspected it to be a case of poaching. The carcasses were found in Daulatpur village of the district here,divisional forest officer R K Singh said.

“The post-mortem report of the animals has revealed that they had died about four days back. The reason behind their death could not be ascertained,” the officer said.

The poaching dog squad of SSB was also called. Owner of the cane field has been detained for interrogation.

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First published on: 26-03-2012 at 02:40 IST
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