01 Jun 2006 10:20:34 GMT
Leopards are protected in
The leopard came down from the mountains and entered the
An investigation committee would try to determine if such drastic action had been necessary.
"If they had set off fire crackers or beaten drums the animal might have gone back to its habitat," he said.
"If the committee doesn't find evidence to support the villagers' claims, then the accused will have to face the penalty under the law which includes imprisonment for up to six months and a fine," he said.
Leopards of the species panthera pardus are found in
Pakistani police shot dead a leopard last year that was blamed for killing six women, all of whom were attacked while out collecting fire wood.
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Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue
an Educational Sanctuary home
to more than 100 big cats
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