Leopard's body found in Valmiki Nagar Tiger Reserve, forest department team is ascertaining the cause of death
The forest department team has recovered the carcass of a female leopard from near the drain adjacent to the Patirhiya forest near Rohua Tola village of Valmiki Tiger Reserve area. On Friday morning, the villagers informed the forest department about the carcass of the leopard. It is being told that the leopard died about two or three days ago. After the information, forest department officials reached the spot and then the post-mortem of the dead body was done.
The cause of death will be known after the post-mortem
Doctor Manoj Kumar Tony said that the cause of death of the leopard will be known only after the post-mortem report comes. Samples of other parts of leopard are being sent to Patna and Bareilly for examination. It is feared that the leopard may have died due to hunger and thirst.
A leopard's carcass was found earlier too.
On receiving information about the incident, DFO Amrish Mall, ACF Amita Raj, Valmikinagar Ranger Mahesh Prasad also reached the spot. After the post-mortem, the body of the leopard was burnt. This is the second death this year. Earlier, on January 1, 2022, a leopard's body was found in Ramnagar. There were 98 leopards in Valmiki Tiger Reserve last year.
Many speculations about the dead body
Often, wild animals attack people in residential areas, they also make their cattle their morsel. Here, as the heat increases, wild creatures are turning to the nearby river drains in search of water and wandering to the residential areas. Meanwhile, many speculations are being made after the discovery of the dead body of the leopard.
Question on working of forest department
Due to the better environment, the number of leopards has also increased here, but the death of the leopard has raised questions on the functioning of the forest department. The beat guards guarding the forest are fulfilling the food in the name of duty. The result of which has come to the fore in the form of the death of the leopard. The negligence of the employees of the Forest Department can be gauged from the fact that they also received the news of the death of the leopard from the villagers.