A caged leopard. (File image)

A female leopard was caged at Gojai Gaon, Jamira in upper Assam’s Dibrugarh on Sunday. According to sources, the leopard was creating trouble in the village for the last several months.

“We placed an iron cage at Gojai Gaon to trap the animal. On Sunday, the leopard was successfully trapped in the iron cage,” said a forest official.

Many leopards are still venturing into the village. The village was surrounded by the Jamira tea estate, where the leopards hide themselves during the daytime.

“We are having a sleepless night for the past many weeks because the leopard has been spotted in our village. The leopard took away cattle. Today, the leopard was trapped successfully. But, there are many leopards in our locality,” said Nitul Gogoi, a resident of Gojai Gaon.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com