Nuapada: A leopard that had reportedly killed a woman and a minor boy in Odisha’s Nuapada district was captured by Forest Department personnel, last night.
The animal was caged at Kodapali in Dharma Bandha area under Sadar Forest Range in the district.
According to reports, locals spotted the leopard on a building in the locality and informed Forest Department. Subsequently, a five-member team of the department reached the spot and installed the cage to trap the big cat.
However, tension ran high at the place after the animal was captured as irate locals pelted stones at the leopard and attacked the animal with sticks while the big cat was inside the cage. They were later pacified by the team of Forest Department.
The leopard was later shifted to the Sadar Forest Range Office. After being treated, the animal will be shifted to Nandankanan Zoo or any other forest, sources said.
Worth mentioning, the wild animal had spread havoc in the area as its presence in the region had left the residents panic-stricken.