Sivasagar : In yet another case of man-animal conflict, locals of Sivasagar’s Nazira chased, hacked a full-grown male leopard to death. The locals were caught in the act while burying it by the state forest officials on June 5th, 2019.
Leopard hacked to death in Sivasagar
“We had to kill the leopard in our self-defence after several failed attempts to reach the concerned authorities. We couldn’t wait until something worse happened,” said a local.
Man-animal conflict continuous
The forest officials managed to locate and retrieve the body of the big cat before the villagers could bury the carcass. The body has been sent for post-mortem. The locals have been booked under relevant sections of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.
Leopard’s death in Sivasagar
On May first 31st, 2019, in Sonari of Assam’s Charaideo district, the villagers not only hunted down a male leopard but also cut off the nails and teeth. The angry villagers also gouged its eyes out and chopped off the paws and tail. The rare and rather vicious incident took place in Bheseli Pathar village of Borhat.