Leopard dies in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba after being caught in barbed wire

Srinagar

The carcass of a leopard caught in barbed wire was recovered from the Birpur forest in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district, an official said today.

A team of officials from the police and wildlife protection department rushed to the area yesterday after locals informed them.

“The leopard might have been injured while struggling to free itself after being caught in the barbed wire,” said an official.

The carcass was shifted to the Veterinary Hospital for a post-mortem, he added.

An FIR has been registered.

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