Leopard attack: Forest department proposes curfew in 21 villages

Mysuru,28/1:Following four deaths due to leopard attacks in less than three months, the Forest Department officials have made an appeal to Deputy Commissioner Dr K V Rajendra to impose curfew from 6 pm to 6 am in 21 villages of T Narsipur taluk where they have taken up intensive operations to trap the leopards.



Curfew is supposed to ensure that the villagers do not come out during night time, said M Malathi Priya, chief conservator of Forest.


She said that they have proposed to impose curfew in Kannayakanahalli, Horalalli, S Kebbehundi where deaths occurred due to leopard attacks and other villages like Jagajeevanagrama, Chikka Lakshmipura, Thammadipura, Naragyaathanahalli, Sosale, Kebbe, Kolaththur, Seegavaadipura, S Doddapura, Kempanapura, Ramegowdanapura, Konagalli, Chidravalli, Mudukanapura, Halavaara, Doddabaagilu, Hasuvatti, Chitagaiahna Koppalu.


Malathi Priya said that 13 special teams, with 90 personnel, including those from Special Tiger Protection Force from Bandipur, have taken up special operations to trace the leopards. As many as 74 trap cameras have been installed and 18 cages have been placed

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