May 29, 2021, 1:31 PM

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A leopard was spotted inside a bathroom of a house in Nagpur’s Gayatri Nagar area adjacent to IT Park on Friday that still remains missing.

Forest Department, in a press note said, “A family residing in city’s Gayatri Nagar area adjacent to IT Park, noticed a leopard in their bathroom. The family member Purushottam Chakole instantly closed all doors and windows and informed people around. Soon, the leopard jumped onto the area outside their neighbour’s house."

it further mentioned, "That’s when even the neighbours spotted the leopard and raised an alarm. The leopard went back into the bathroom of the first house, from where he entered the premises of the adjoining National Power Training Institute (NPTI).”

The adjoining Visweswaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT) is also being closely monitored. PTI quoted an official by saying, “After seeing a person at the entrance of the bathroom, the leopard came out, roamed around the house and then reached the courtyard of another house nearby. It then disappeared into the National Power Training Institute (NPTI) campus spread over five hectares."

He was further quoted as, “Residents have been told not to move about in the area at night. We have intensified night patrols. The operation to rescue the leopard comprises staff from Transit Treatment Centre, Hingna Range and Seminary Hills Range working under the guidance of Nagpur Division Deputy Conservator of Forests Bharat Singh Hada.”    

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