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Leopard Enters Girls’ Hostel in Guwahati

G Plus News | November 30, 2020 16:12 hrs

GUWAHATI: An adult leopard entered a girls' hostel in Guwahati and created panic among the residents of the locality for several hours on Monday morning, November 30.

According to reports, the leopard entered the premises of the girls' hostel in the wee hours of Monday through a grilled verandah and got trapped under a sofa. The incident happened at Milestone Paying Guest Hostel located at Hengerabari area of Guwahati.

The leopard
was first spotted by the owner of the hostel who informed the forest officials. 

After a lot of effort and time, the forest officials were able to tranquilize the animal, put it in a cage and shift it to the Assam State Zoo. 

"Another successful operation today as we safely rescued an Indian leopard which took shelter in a hostel in Hengrabari, Guwahati. The success can be attributed to the timely intervention of our Assam State Zoo, Wildlife Division & Territorial Division staff & police team," expressed Parimal Suklabaidya, Assam Minister of Excise, Forest and Environment.

As Guwahati is surrounded by forests and hills, leopards are frequently seen in the city and sometimes enter houses. In August this year, a 6-year-old boy was killed by a leopard in the city and in June last, local residents had killed and paraded a leopard.

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