Irate villagers burn alive captured leopard near Corbett Tiger Reserve

Leopard burnt alive
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Villagers attacked the leopard with iron rods, sickles and stones, before finally dousing it with kerosene and setting it ablaze.

300-400 irate villagers in Dhamdhar village in Kalagarh Forest Division, Corbett Tiger Reserve doused a captured leopard with petrol and burnt it to alive. Apparently, there were 35 wildlife officials and 4 policemen, but they were overpowered by the mob and could not prevent the act. The leopard was alleged to be responsible for three deaths, but according to Chief Wildlife Conservator of Uttarakhand, S. K. Chandola, the leopard had strayed from Corbett National Park and attacked three people causing injuries.

See report on this incident — The leopard is dead, but the fire rages on — by Prerna Singh Bindra.

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