Guj: Cages set up in Ahmedabad locality amid fear of leopards

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Ahmedabad, Feb 2 (PTI) A day after a leopard was found dead on the outskirts of Gujarat's Ahmedabad city, the forest department has set up cages in Vastral locality of the city amid fear of the presence of leopards, an official said on Tuesday.

Two cages have been set up in the area and two more will be installed shortly at Vastral as a 'precautionary measure' after locals feared the presence of leopards in the area, the official said.

Locals had expressed fear of the presence of a wild animal, after a buffalo calf was killed in the area, deputy conservator of forests Sakkira Begum said.

An examination of the carcass suggested that the calf was killed by a feral dog and not leopard or any other wild animal, she said.

'There is no indication of the presence of any wild animal in the area, but we have set up cages as a precautionary measure,' the official said.

A leopard was found dead on a road on the outskirts of Ahmedabad city on Monday morning, and probe suggested that it was hit by a vehicle heading towards the city.

The carcass was spotted near Sanathal crossroad, connecting Sarkhej to Bavla town near the city's ring road, which is around 25 km from Vastral area. PTI KA ARU ARU