GUWAHATI: A leopard's carcass was recovered in Bhagyalakhi area of Jorhat district's Titabor on Monday.
As per reports, the seven-ft-long leopard was first seen by a group of local residents floating inside a well after which they informed the matter to the forest department. The leopard, which according to locals had been terrorising people of the area for the past couple of months, was taken out from the well by the forest officials following which it was sent to a hospital for medical examination.
Assam, which has many protected places like national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, has seen incidents of carcasses of leopards being found in the last few years. In March this year, the carcass of a leopard was found in Kathiatoli area of Golaghat district. The animal was found dead on the bank of a pond.
The carcass of a six-month-old leopard was recovered by the officials of the forest department in January this year. The carcass was recovered from Maligaon area in Guwahati. The forest department officials were informed by the local residents after they spotted the carcass of the leopard in Mahadev Nagar in Maligaon area. A joint team of police officials along with the forest department officials recovered the six-month-old leopard's carcass and further sent it for post-mortem examination.
In November, 2020, a leopard created havoc in a girls' hostel in Guwahati. The incident happened in Milestone Girls Hostel in Hengerabari area of Guwahati, where a leopard was stuck under a sofa, in the ground floor of the hostel, where the owner resides. The owner of the hostel said that the leopard entered the hostel premises in the wee hours.