A leopard died after being hit by a speeding car near Gulab Ghati on Haldwani road around 5:30 pm on Sunday. The carcass has been sent for autopsy while the forest department is looking for the absconding vehicle driver.
Ranger officer KR Arya that the 5-6 years old female leopard did not suffer any external injuries, but blood was coming out of her mouth, which highlighted the possibility of a head injury. ” Prima facie, it looks like the leopard died of a head injury. However, the actual reason will be clear in the autopsy report, ” Arya said.