I am a journalist, working as Balangir correspondent of the English daily "The Pioneer" and “The Industry and Mines Observer”, an English fortnightly magazine published from Bhubneshwar. I was awarded the Trophy for "Excellence in Journalism" by noted Columnist Sri Shivaji Sarkar,in the presence of Editor in Chief -of The Pioneer,Dr Chandan Mitra ,Editor of The Industry and Mines Observer (IMO) Sri Sirish Mohanty on June19,2012.
Sunday, April 30, 2017
FOREST RANGER INJURED IN LEOPARD ATTACK IN B’NGIR Tuesday, 18 April 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
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
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.