The caught leopard Image Credit: Northeast Now

One out of the two leopards which were spotted inside the ONGC colony at Cinnamara in eastern Assam’s Jorhat was caught on Wednesday night.

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The Forest Department which had been informed about the intrusions had laid a cage and managed to trap the leopard.

An official of the Department said that it was a full grown leopard and would be released into the wilds at a safe distance from it was caught.

“The two leopards had not attacked anyone but had scared the residents inside the colony.  We will try to trap the other one soon,” he said.

Leopards have earlier been caught inside the ONGC colony and the campus of North East Institute of Science and Technology in Jorhat.

Notably, a few years back a female leopard had given birth to cubs inside the colony and then abandoned them.

Smita Bhattacharyya

Smita Bhattacharyya is Northeast Now Correspondent in Jorhat. She can be reached at: triptyaddy@gmail.com

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