Titilagarh: Carcass of a leopard was found in the forest behind the Ordnance factory at Badamala near here in Balangir district.
Forest department confirmed the death but is yet to establish the reason of the death. Forester Bhawani Swain said a team has been sent to the place to investigate the matter. The reason can only be ascertained after inquiry, he added.
The carcass of the animal was found near the production unit of the factory, which is a restricted zone.
It is suspected that the leopard died after being trapped in a trap planted to poach boar.