A leopard was on Wednesday found dead in Nainital district of Uttarakhand, a Forest official said here.

The carcass of the 12-year-old male leopard with wounds on its neck and legs was noticed by some villagers this morning in Ramnagar area under Kota forest division and they informed the forest officials, said Divisional Forest Officer Ravindra Juyal.

A preliminary examination of the body suggested that the leopard might have been killed during a fight with wild boars. Its body has been sent for post-mortem.