A caged leopard. (File image)

Forest department officials on Friday morning recovered the carcass of a six-month-old leopard at Maligaon area in Guwahati.

Local residents informed the forest department after they spotted the carcass at Madhabdev Nagar in Maligaon.

A team of forest department and police officials recovered the carcass and sent it for post-mortem examination.

“There are injury marks on the carcass. It seems the leopard was either killed by another animal or it died after falling from the hill,” a forest department official said.

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