March 19, 2020, 10:42 PM
Leopard (Photo courtesy: BBC)

Nagpur: Panic and fear gripped the residents of Verma Layout in Nagpur on Thursday early morning after reports of spotting a leopard in the area surfaced. When we spoke to a resident of the same area, on the basis if anonymity, he said, “My neighbour Mr Pantawane said he saw a huge mammal at 3:30 am yesterday near his house. It’s not the first time we’ve come across such a situation in the city. Forest Department officers have also begun with their investigation. The department is almost certain that it was a leopard but till the time nothing is confirmed, no official statement can be given.”

When Nation Next spoke to forest officer Kundan Hate, he said, “One can’t deny the possibility of sighting a leopard in that area.”

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