Koriya. A leopard, who strayed into the village from remote a forest area, died after falling into a well. Incidents of this kind have made villagers anxious. The incident happened at Tiloli, near Kunwarpur, a forested area under the forest division of Manendragarh. Some villagers of Tiloli found a leopard in a well outside a field. The villagers immediately informed the well-owner about the incident, and the Forest Officer, RS Kurre. On receiving the information, the staff of the forest department reached the spot. With the help of villagers, they took out the dead leopard from the well. Veterinarian Janakpur Dr MB Singh Baghel cremated the body of the leopard after post mortem. The leopard probably came to the village in search of prey. The leopard probably could not see the well because it is on the edge of the forest.
The villagers are now in a state of panic. Many wild animals, including bears, often wander into the village, because it is adjacent to the forest.