Thursday September 21 2006 13:10 IST
SULTHAN BATHERY: The leopard which was tied down and tortured by people at Palakkuni village near here died at the Veterinary College, Pookode, on Wednesday morning.
The big cat was found in a farm at the village in a weak condition on Sunday morning. The animal, later handed over to Forest Department, had been under treatment at the college.
According to authorities the animal succumbed to internal injuries and bleeding.
An inquest was conducted by Dr S Ajith and Dr S Anoop of the veterinary college.
According to chief wildlife warden Valliyil Gopinath, the incident of torture was another case of mob mentality which went against the animal.