The full-grown leopard attracted a crowd of curious onlookers, seen using their mobile phones to record the operation despite repeated appeals by authorities to disperse.
During preliminary interrogation, Sudhira told the officers about his involvement in poaching the big cat from the forests bordering Khurda and Nayagarh districts.
For 42 hours, a leopard caught in a snare at a coffee estate, fought hard to survive.
It ransacked the items in the storeroom in a bid to escape, however, the residents nearby locked the storeroom door from outside trapping it inside.
A big cat which was wandering with its attacked the boy on his neck and attempted to drag him.
The big cat was later tranquilised and caught by the authorities after five hours of efforts, they said.
Responding to a question by Congress MLA Bhagwan Barad, Vasava said leopards attacked 718 persons in different parts of the state between 2015 and 2019. As many as 67 of these victims died, he said.
According to Mulugu District Forest Officer (DFO) Pradeep Kumar Shetty, leopard sightings in the area are not a new occurrence.
Noted freedom fighter Debananda Gupta of Mura Kalmi village under Maneswar block in the district passed away on Saturday afternoon.
The animal allegedly killed a calf that was tied to an agricultural field at Venkataipally, causing panic among the farmers.
Miraculous escape for victim, suffers only deep cuts on his hands and across his body
Honnavar DCF Ganapathi visited the spot and inspected the area to rule out poaching. However, there was no injury which suggested a suspicious death.
Himani was born in June 2003 and came to the Cape May County Zoo in 2009 from the Knoxville Zoo in Tennessee, the Press of Atlantic City reported.
The true hero that he is, Havildar (Gunner) K Palani, a native of Kadukalur village in the district, laid down his life for the country on June 15 last during Operation Snow Leopard.
People in and around KRS reservoir were relieved after a leopard which was spotted recently in Brindavan Garden was trapped.