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Human beings again exhibited their barbaric nature in Guwahati on Sunday.

The villagers of Katahbari area in the city killed a leopard on Sunday morning.

According to the villagers, the leopard has been creating terror in the area for the past several days.

The local residents laid a trap and killed the leopard early morning.

Similar incidents of human beings killing animals have become a common practice in recent times in Assam.

The man-animal conflict has been rising rapidly because of the shrinking of forest cover.

“Leopards come out of the forest in search of food and enter human habitation,” said a forest official.

The Forest official further opined that the department has been trying to create awareness among the villagers about the importance of leopards in the eco-system.

The official said the Forest department has been persuading the villagers to avoid killing the leopard.

Meanwhile, Gorchuk police have detained 7 persons this connection.

However, the identities of the arrested persons are not known immediately.

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