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Leopard rescued from Gr Noida

Leopard rescued from Gr Noida

Greater Noida: A leopard, that created panic among the residents of Greater Noida West, was rescued by forest officials after over three hours of hard work from a village in Ecotech-III area of Greater Noida on Sunday evening. Police officials said that the big cat attacked a boy passing from the area in morning and injured him on his back and lower body. However, the injuries were minor, said doctors.

PK Shrivastava, District Forest Officer, Gautam Buddh Nagar, said that the leopard strayed into a farm in Sadullapur village on Sunday early morning. It was spotted by farmers and few local people when they arrived there in the morning. The leopard was seen hiding near the boundary wall inside the farm. Fearing an attack, several locals gathered at the spot and informed forest department, who arrived there along with teams from Meerut zone and police.

Finaly, the officers managed to tranquillise the animal after two and a half hour and it took nearly 15 minutes for the animal to go unconscious. The animal was put in a cage and taken to a nearby animal care center for treatment. The big cat was first spotted by a passerby lurking on a service road near Stellar Jeevan society of Greater Noida West which triggered fear among the residents of area.

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