Leopard poaching seems to be haunting Assam now. In a horrific incident on Sunday night forest officials found a dead leopard at Sonari in Sibsagar district of Assam.
The leopard is believed to have been poached at Abhayapur Reserve Forest area.
Officials claim that the animal was poached however, the poachers couldn't take away the kill. They fled the spot taking away the tail and one of the hind legs of the animal.
In the past, there have been many instances of leopards straying into tea gardens of Upper Assam. Most of the leopards rescued are usually released in the Abhayapur Reserve Forest.