Belghar, Mar 26: Residents of Pagapanga village under Belghar forest range have been under the grip of fear after a leopard attacked and killed a bullock in the village today morning.
On being informed about the incident, forester Santosh Senapati along with other officials and veterinary doctor Manas Ranjan Nayak reached the spot and confirmed that a leopard had killed the bullock after examining the foot prints. The villagers were further advised not to go inside the jungle until the leopard is traced.
They also mentioned that, the leopard came into the village in search for food and assured the villagers due compensation for the livestock owner as per government rule. “All necessary measures are being initiated to trace the leopard and we advise the villagers to stay alert till then,” said an official.