Two persons were killed by a leopard near Adegaon village in the Moharli range of Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) buffer zone Wednesday morning.
Tukaram Dharne,65,from Adegaon was killed around 7 am while he was collecting mahua flowers by roadside. Even as we were doing panchnnama,around 10 am,70-year old Malanbai Mumghate,also from Adegaon,was attacked by a leopard about 150 metres from the spot while she was walking to the village along with a few relatives, Divisional Forest Officer Kalyan Kumar said.
Eyewitnesses said the animal jumped from a tree on Malanbai to kill her.
Looking to the proximity between the two spots,we believe the attacker could be a single animal, Kumar said. Angry villagers demanded the animals immediate capture. We have put up cages to capture it. he said.