Sunday, April 02, 2006

Tea garden worker injured in leopard attack

 

Tea garden worker injured in leopard attack

 

Jalpaiguri: A tea garden worker was seriously injured after being mauled by a leopard in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district, forest department sources said today.

 

The leopard pounced on Shibu Nagosia (40), a worker of Kalchini tea garden in the district while he was plucking tea leaves yesterday, they said.

 

Nagosia was being treated at Alipurduar Sub-Divisional Hospital and his condition was stated to be serious.

 

Assistant Field Director, Buxa Tiger Reserve, Rajiv Sharma along with other forest department personnel have visited the area.

 

Efforts are on to trap the elusive leopard, the sources said.

 

http://www.newkerala.com/news2.php?action=fullnews&id=35691

 

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