Leopard dies after being hit by vehicle

Amravati: An adult male leopard died on the spot after being hit by an unidentified vehicle on Friday around 6.30 am near Junapani village on Nagpur-Amravati road, a forest official said.

The leopard is believed to have been crossing the highway when he was run over by a vehicle.

Deputy Conservator of Forests (Territorial) of Nagpur G Mallikkarjun said, “After being alerted about it, the forest officials immediately rushed to the spot. Efforts have been launched to trace the culprit.”

The post-mortem was conducted as per the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) guidelines.