Shoppers were shocked to find an unexpected visitor to a popular mall in Maharashtra’s Thane.
It was on CCTV footage that a panther was seen lurking.
As per the CCTV camera footage showing the panther hiding behind a staircase whereafter he ran into a dark corridor.
Residents and passersby in the area were told not to venture out, an official said.
The big cat was first seen in the parking area of Korum Mall by passersby, following which the police and forest officials were alerted, said local sources.
The panther was later spotted by some people in the basement of a hotel located near the mall, he said, adding that efforts were being made to
catch the animal.