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FOREST RANGER INJURED IN LEOPARD ATTACK IN B’NGIR Tuesday, 18 April 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

FOREST RANGER INJURED IN LEOPARD ATTACK IN B’NGIR
Tuesday, 18 April 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
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After a gap of two years, leopard scare gripped some villages in Balangir district again as a big cat attacked and injured Kantababji Forest Range Officer Vijaya Khuntia in Kurli village on the outskirt of Kantababji town on Monday morning.
According to reports, on being informed that a leopard has sneaked into Kurli, Khuntia along with two staffs went to the village to know the truth. When they were returning, the leopard came out of a house, as some villagers threw stones at it, and attacked the Range Officer, injuring him on the hand and eyelid. He was then rushed to the District Headquarters Hospital.
The leopard might have strayed into the village while following a prey. It might have come from Raju reserve forest in Tureikela block to Jhalialiti village forest, which is located around 6 km from Kurli, said an official.
Meanwhile, Regional Circle Conservator of Forest Suresh Panth, DFO Rashmi Ranjan Naik and other forest official rushed to spot and were monitoring the situation. A tranquilider team from Hirakud is moving to the spot, reports said.

It may be noted that, two years ago, a leopard had sneaked into an orphanage located at Pathachepa and injured calf.

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