Woman attacked by leopard in RTR, rushed to AIIMS Rishikesh
A 30-year-old woman was attacked by a leopard in Motichur range of Rajaji Tiger Reserve on Thursday morning. According to the forest officers, the injured was admitted at AIIMS Rishikesh where surgery was done on her.
The doctors treating her said that she was stable. The woman along with two of her friends had trespassed in the forests of RTR to collect firewood. The forest officers said that despite repeated pleas to the locals, villagers are still intruding into the habitats of the wild animals, risking their lives. They said that they were going to file a case against such intruders.
The injured woman has been identified as Laxmi Devi, the resident of Khand village under Raiwala police station which is close to a Motichur range of RTR. According to the forest officers, several incidents of man-animal conflict had been reported from Raiwala and Khand village area.
Speaking to The Pioneer, director of Rajaji Tiger Reserve, Sanatan Sonkar said, “Three women entered the forest area to collect firewood without permission and one of them was attacked by a leopard. However, she managed to escape with the help of other women. At AIIMS Rishikesh her surgery was done. We have repeatedly warned the locals against entering the forest area. Now we are going to file a case against them as they intruded into the core area of RTR which is a punishable offense under the Wildlife Act.” Read more posts…
Friday, 07 December 2018 | PNS | Haridwar–
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