Chandrapur: A carcass of a leopard was found on the engine of a goods train in Maharashtra’s Chandrapur district on Tuesday, a senior forest official said.
The carcass was discovered by railway officials on the train that arrived at a railway siding in Ghugus town under Chandrapur forest range, the official said.
Leopard found dead atop a train in Chandrapur, Maharashtra suspected to have died of Electrocution. pic.twitter.com/OrXw9BIkaw— Azmath Jaffery (@JafferyAzmath) March 8, 2023
The leopard might have climbed on the train’s engine and could have come in contact with a high-tension electric wire and died, range forest officer Rahul Karekar said.
“Personnel from the forest department and railways removed the carcass of a four-year-old leopard from the engine. It was shifted to Transit Treatment Centre, Chandrapur, for autopsy,” he said.