Leopard killed in Assam
The leopard killed in Pub Banipur area of Dibrugarh. Image credit - Northeast Now

A speeding vehicle knocked down a female leopard to death at Pub Banipur area in Assam’s Dibrugarh.

The locals spotted the carcass of the leopard on Sunday and informed the forest officials.

According to forest officials, at around 12.30 pm, the carcass of the leopard was recovered from Pub Banipur area.

“The leopard, aged at around 1 year, was run over by a spending vehicle while crossing road. The leopards frequently pass through the National Highway to tea gardens areas,” said Pallab Saikia, a forest official.

Saikia said, “The post-mortem report of the leopard shows that her bones were broken. It is often seen that leopards are killed after speeding vehicle run over them.”

However, it was not the first instance that a leopard was killed by a speeding vehicle.

Many such instances were reported from different areas of Assam.

“In the winter season, due to thick fog, the people driving vehicle can’t see properly as a result of which their vehicles knock down animals while crossing roads. Most of the time, dogs are killed by vehicles while crossing roads,” said Bijay Gogoi, an environmentalist.

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