Leopard cub found dead in Chamoli

Dehra Dun: The carcass of a leopard cub, suspected to have died of food poisoning, was found in the forests of Garsara in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, an official said on Monday.

The one-year-old female leopard cub was found dead by villagers in a field yesterday, said D K Singh, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of Kedarnath.

A postmortem has found contaminated meat of a monkey in the leopard`s stomach, suggesting that it died of food poisoning, he said.

Meanwhile, a forest department team yesterday arrested a man called Khankaru for allegedly possessing a leopard skin at Mori area of Uttarkashi district.