Leopard seen in Amritsar village : Injures 2 farmers

Leopard seen in Amritsar village

Amritsar: In a bizarre incident, two persons were injured in a leopard attack in the border village Mari Gaur Singh falling under Bhikhiwind police station on Thursday.
Forest range officer Hardev Singh told TOI that there was possibility of leopard straying into the Indian fields from across the border. “If it would have come from lower Himalayas or from the other side, the animal would have first wandered into the nearby city, town or village before reaching here, so there is strong possibility of the leopard arriving here from across the border,” he said.
According to reports, the wild animal first pounced on a farmer, Kuldeep Singh, and later injured another farmer, Harpreet Singh. Both of them were working in fields and were later admitted in a private hospital in Bhikhiwind.

As the news of big cat injuring farmers spread, police as well as officials of the forest department arrived to tranquillize and capture the feline. At the time of filing of this report, the officer Hardev said that police personnel, employees of forest department and local residents had cordoned off the field where the wild cat was believed to be hiding.