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Leopard found dead in sanctuary

Bahraich: The mutilated body of a male leopard was on Wednesday recovered from a field in Katarniyaghat wildlife sanctuary, a senior forest department official said here.

"Body of a five to six-year-old male leopard was recovered from a sugarcane field near Lodhanpurwa village this morning and it might have been killed by a tiger," divisional forest officer R K Singh said.

He said there were canine marks of a tiger on the neck and skull of the leopard.

A panel of three doctors will conduct the post mortem of the leopard, the DFO said.

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