Doiwala: Leopard entered the populated area in Bhaniyawala, injured many people
The entry of a Leopard in the populated area of Bhaniyawala caused a stir among the people. Leopard pawed and injured many people including a councilor and forest workers.
The entry of a Leopard in the populated area of Bhaniyawala caused a stir among the people. Leopard pawed and injured many people including a councilor and forest workers. They gathered on the roofs to see the Leopard. Finally, at eight o'clock in the night, the forest department team managed to capture the Leopard.
The Leopard or Guldar as it is locally known was hiding in the bushes for a long time in the nursery near the settlement of Sapera Basti in Bhaniyawala. The Forest Department started the siege of Guldar again at 7.30 pm. The forest workers scared the Guldar by reprimanding the sticks.
Meanwhile, the team was successful in targeting the tranquilizer gun at Guldar who came out of the bushes. As soon as the effect of the tranquilizer started, the Guldar started falling unconscious. The team suddenly put a net over the Guldar. The team brought Guldar in a cage and brought it to Dehradun. Ranger DS Rawat said that Sain Khan, Praveen Pundir, Anand etc. forest personnel were injured during the rescue. They have been admitted to the hospital for treatment.
In the Bhaniyawala area under the Badkot range of Dehradun Forest Division, at 10:30 in the morning, some local women while gone to cut grass in the field noticed the Guldar lying comfortably. On hearing this there was a stir among the people. Bhaniyawala's municipal councilor Ishwar Rauthan informed the forest department and the police. Meanwhile, people started making noise after seeing Guldar.
Guldar started running by climbing the wall of a plot. Meanwhile, on his scooty, the councilor Ishwar Singh Rauthan came in front of Guldar. Before he could recover, the Guldar pounced on him. The councilor got injured due to the paw of the Guldar. However, after the councilor shook the Guldar, he ran towards the nursery. The people of Sapera Basti area became very scared due to the panic of Guldar.
DFO Dehradun Rajiv Dhiman, Barkot Ranger Dheeraj Rawat, former Vice President of Forest Panchayat Advisory Council, Karan Bora, etc. reached the spot. The rescue operation was delayed because of the large crowd gathered to see the Guldar. The team was present on the spot with the cage, tracksuit items etc. Efforts to rescue Guldar continued till evening.
Guldar was attacked many times
Several attempts were made by the rescue team to catch the Guldar. As soon as the efforts started to catch the Guldar sitting among the dense trees and bushes in the nursery near the Saper Basti, the Guldar attacked and sat in the dense bushes. During this, Dr. Rakesh Nautiyal, forest worker Rajendra Singh, Ramesh Thapliyal, Rameshwar Uniyal and journalist Rajneesh Saini also got injured due to the fangs of Guldar. Many of the injured people went to the community health center for treatment.
Guldar comes in populated areas adjacent to the forest
In the populated areas adjacent to the Badkot and Lachhiwala forest ranges, there is often a movement of Guldar. Many times there was a movement of Guldar in the Reshammajri area of Badkot forest range also. Guldar has also been seen in Jeevanwala and Fatehpur etc. For the first time in the populated area of Bhaniyawala, the Guldar reached such a dense population. Experts believe that after coming out of the forest, the Guldar must have wandered and reached the population. It is being told that wild animals turn to the population for food and water.