Monday, January 18, 2021

Leopard sighted near Hyderabad airport

Hyderabad: A leopard has been sighted near Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in the early hours of Monday.

A video clip from a CCTV feed, showing the big cat walking on the road between Shamshabad and Tukkuguda before jumping a wall which has wired fencing is making the rounds.

The leopard is suspected to have gone towards Bahadurpura. A local claimed to have seen it informed the police and the forest department.

The forest department officials have reached the spot and have confirmed that it is a leopard after verifying the facts and the footage from the surveillance cameras.

"We are still near the airport and are tracking its movement," said Shyam Kumar, forest range officer, Shamshabad.

18/01/21 Moulika KV/Times of India

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