Friday, May 29, 2015
Leopard mowed down by train near Keshod.
RAJKOT: A male leopard was crushed to death under a moving train near Magarvada village of Keshod taluka in Junagadh district on Monday.
According to sources, the leopard may have tried to cross the railway track and met with the accident. The leopard is believed to be around two-and-a-half-year old.
Forest department officials were informed about the incident at around 6.30am following which they rushed to the spot to conduct further inquiry.
Sources said that many leopards are found in the area where the accident occurred but it is for the first time that a large cat has been crushed under the train. Keshod is close to the Gir forest.
Earlier too, there have been at least three accidents where leopards have been run over by vehicles on highways in Saurashtra and South Gujarat.