Faridabad: Leopard beaten to death, Forest officers just watched people clicking selfies  

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Faridabad: The villagers of Mandawar village of Faridabad district of Haryana, nearly 26 km away from Gurgaon city killed a Leopards by brutally beating it with sticks. It can be imagined how brutally the Leopard was beaten just by looking at its body. A huge male Leopard ran loose on the streets of the village arising panic among the villagers, the news of the Leopard wandering on the streets of the village spread like fire in the entire village, but before anyone could have understood the situation few rural villagers attacked the leopard.

Gurgaon, India, November 24: A Leopard entered in village Mundawala near Sohna on Thursday early morning, leopard injured around ten villagers, after that villagers killed leopard, in Gurgaon, on Thursday, November 24, 2016. Photo by Manoj Kumar

Gurgaon, India, November 24: A Leopard entered in village Mundawala near Sohna on Thursday early morning, leopard injured around ten villagers, after that villagers killed leopard, in Gurgaon, on Thursday, November 24, 2016. Photo by Manoj Kumar

Nearly 7 young people of the village were injured in leopard attack and were rushed to the nearby Sohna Civil Hospital. The villagers baffled by the site of seeing a Leopard wandering freely in the area attacked the leopard with sticks. The villagers attacked the Leopard with sticks and started beating it till the leopard lost its life. However, the interesting thing in the whole incident was meanwhile the leopard entered the village the Forest Department was informed.

leopard2However, the staff of the Forest Department arrived on the scene too late and due to this irresponsibility of the Forest Department the leopard lost its life. The villagers even after killing the leopard didn’t get satisfied and kept clicking selfies with the dead leopard.

leopard3Such inhumane killing of wildlife creature and then taking selfies is an illegal and punishable act, and the punishment for such act is very harsh, but after such inhumane act by the villagers, the way they disrespected the law and the irresponsibility shown by the Forest Department by arriving late at the incident spot has become a topic of concern about the safety of the wildlife. If the Forest Department employee would have reached the spot on time probably the villagers from getting injured and the Leopard from being killed could have been saved.
The Environment and Wildlife Society founder said that the Forest Department was informed by six in the morning only, but the Forest Department team arrived at the scene five hours late. Villagers outraged with anger dragged the corpse of Leopard to the main road a kilometre away as a battery of police and wildlife department officials allegedly remained silent.