Dibrugarh: The selfie madness in Assam has touched new heights and is spreading like wildfire with many people clicking it whenever they get a chance to do so.
However, some people clearly lack sensitivity and click selfies in situations where they should refrain from doing so.
A video posted on social media shows some people clicking selfies with a dead leopard in Dibrugarh. They can be seen taking away the tooth, nails, etc. of the dead leopard. This act of insensitivity has drawn criticism among netizens with many slamming those people.
The adult leopard lost his life after being knocked down by a speeding vehicle at Bogpara under Jokai Forest Beat in Dibrugarh on the morning of March 19.
The locals alerted the forest department officials after which they recovered the corpse of the leopard.
The big cat might have been run over by some speeding vehicles while it was possibly trying to cross the road, the officials suspected.
Preliminary investigation has revealed that the bones of the leopard were badly broken.
The officials have said that it happened to be the second time that an animal was killed by speeding vehicles in the area. Another leopard was killed at Pub Banipur area in Dibrugarh in a similar incident that occurred in December last year.
Earlier, the leopard census began in North Guwahati. It is the first of its kind in the state. The purpose is to ascertain the leopard population and identify human-leopard conflict zones. The North Kamrup Forest Division took the initiative on behalf of the State Forest Department.
Meanwhile, the camera installation work started in various forest and non-forest areas like Amingaon, Sila and Changsari in North Guwahati. North Kamrup DFO Sunnydeo Choudhury is taking the lead with help from Wildlife Biologist Kamal Azad. Dr Azad had working experience with the National Tiger Conservation Authority.