Maharashtra

Man kills leopard after the predator eats many of his cattle

The accused has been identified as 58-yr-old Tukaram Veer and he was taken into custody by the Thane crime branch

A man killed a leopard as revenge as the predator had killed many of his livestock.

The incident is said to be of Chowk village in Raigad and the accused has even been arrested.

The accused has been identified as 58-yr-old Tukaram Veer and he was taken into custody by the Thane crime branch.

It so happened that on Thursday itself, the Thane crime branch arrested two security guards- 30-yr-old Vishal Laxman Dhanraj and 33-yr-old Sachin Janardan Mhatre.

The two had travelled to Kalyan to sell a leopard skin and a tiger skin.

As the probe began, it emerged that the tiger skin was fake but the leopard skin was real.

The market value of such real leopard skin is estimated to be valued at Rs10 lakh.

During the investigation, Veer told police that he was fed up of the leopard attacking his livestock.

He said that over the past year the wild cat had eaten 30 goats and one cow from his cattle shelter.

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