Indore : In a swift move, the District Forest Department on Saturday night released one leopardess in the woods. It was rescued from Dhar recently. When quizzed the forest officials also confirmed the event.

The rescue team took the six-year-old full grown leopardess in their possession by evening from the City Zoo. They set it free in the wild. When asked about the location of the animal, the forest officials remained tight lipped claiming that it may create panic in the area.

Zoo sources said that they found some behavioural changes in the animal as it was turning violent. The captivity was said to be the reason behind the same, as they like to move in open areas.

In addition, it was also said that the freed animal was a man-eater. A few months ago, a minor girl fell victim to it and succumbed to her injuries.

When approached, RR Bilgayya, Indore Ranger said, “The leopardess was freed under tight security.” Adding further, he claimed, it won’t return towards the city as it has experienced captivity for all these days.

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