Leopard killed in hit-and-run incident at Hunsur

Leopard killed in hit-and-run incident at Hunsur

January 30, 2024

Mysore/Mysuru: After a young tiger was killed when a car hit it near Mysore Airport in Mandakalli on Sunday night, a leopard cub was killed in a hit-and-run incident on Bengaluru-Bantwal Highway in Hunsur yesterday early morning.

It is suspected that the driver of the unidentified vehicle, while proceeding at the turn of Ayappaswamy Gudda on the Highway in the town, hit the leopard cub which was crossing                                                the Highway.

The visibility was poor due to early morning mist resulting in the driver unable to see the cub crossing the Highway and hitting the cub resulting in its death.

Just a month ago on Dec. 30, a leopard was killed when an unidentified vehicle rammed into it near Arabbitittu, Bilikere on Mysuru-Hunsur Main Road and this month a leopard cub has been killed.

DCF Seema, ACF Mahadeva and RFO Nandakumar visited the spot. As per procedure, post-mortem was conducted and the cub was cremated. A case has been registered by the Hunsur Forest Department.


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