Injured leopard trapped in cage in West Bengal tea garden

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Jalpaiguri (WB), Jan 9 (PTI) A full-grown female leopard was on Saturday found trapped in a cage which was laid by the forest department in a tea garden in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district, forest officials said.

The injured animal was found in the cage placed at Motidhar tea garden in Bijlimuni area a few days ago after its workers reported sighting of a leopard.

Several incidents of leopard attack were also reported from the area, officials said.

Officials of Bagdogra forest range rescued the animal from the cage, they said. PTI CORR SBN NN NN