Poisoned leopard in Kanha Tiger Reserve for killing cow

BHOPAL: A young man was found dead in mysterious circumstances in the buffer zone of.

Forest officials suspect he was poisoned by the villagers. The body was found near the Narna pond, a few steps from a cow that had killed.

Officials have sent both corpses for autopsy and forensic examination. Initial tests say the leopard was poisoned, sources say. The villagers may have poisoned the corpse of the cow, knowing full well that the leopards kill again to feed themselves. Officials are trying to find out if compensation was paid for the slaughter of cattle. It could also have been a tiger. Tying a big cat kills with poison It is a serious crime. Those involved will not be saved, one official said.

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