Forest officials are searching for a man-eater leopard at the Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar district of Rajasthan on Monday, a day after it mauled to death two persons and injured another in villages near the national park.
Following an agitation by villagers, the Forest Department has issued orders to shoot the leopard. It dispatched four shooters from Jaipur to the wildlife reserve. The shooters, assisted by forest guards and Special Tiger Protection Force jawans, were looking for the feline till late on Monday night.
The residents of half-a-dozen villages in the area have been living in fear following the death of six persons in the leopard attacks during the last six months. The forest authorities had caught two leopards last week and sent them to the Jaipur Zoo.