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November 24, 2016.
1. CM Window.
2. SHO, Police Station, Sohna, District Gurgaon.
3. Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, New Delhi.

Subject: FIR against identified persons for the violation of section 9, 39, 51 of the Wildlife
Protection Act, 1972 read with the section 3, 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960
along with 120-B, 188, 268, 289, 428 and 429 IPC.
Greetings,
In a case of human-animal conflict, a leopard strayed into a village in Gurgaon where it was
clubbed to death by its residents identified through photographs, attached here with, during this
conflict leopard mauled nine people, including a policeman, in self defense because leopard was not
allowed to go back in his natural habitat, people create hurdles on his way, showing their wild
character and intolerance about leopard. There was widespread panic on the streets of Mandawar
village as the feline was on the loose for around three hours. The animal was spotted at Mandawar
village here in the morning. The incident came to light today morning when the leopard sneaked
into the village, searching food and water, hid itself under one of the beds as it kept shifting from
one spot to the other. Some residents had locked themselves up inside their houses even as villagers
scoured the place with rods and sticks. Soon, a huge crowd of nearly 1,500 people from
nearby Kasan ki Dhani and Sukhroli villages gathered and started attacking the animal with axes,
bamboo sticks and stones. After nearly three hours, it was cornered and beaten to death reportedly
in the presence of police and wildlife officials as residents dragged its corpse to the main road. Even
after the cat was dead, several visibly angry villagers had gathered around the corpse and
continued beating it with sticks.
This development is latest in a string of leopard sightings around the Aravallis where these cats
usually live. Experts believe the reason behind such human-animal conflicts is due to increasing
urbanization as builders encroach upon forest land to meet the growing demand for commercial
and residential real estate.
Hence, section 9, 39, 51 of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 read with the section 3, 11 of the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 along with 120-B, 188, 268, 289, 428 and 429 IPC were
violated because guardian of this wild animals failed to protect the wild animal, protected under
scheduled one of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 and natural food chain was break by the people
along with the Government officials, public nuisance was created and leopard was compelled to

attack in self defense, so FIR may kindly be lodged and “PROJECT LEOPARD” needs immediate
attention, besides it Govt. of India and Haryana issued advisory, to handle these kinds of situation.
Sincerely yours,

Naresh Kadyan, Volunteer, WCCB, Master Trainer, AWBI,
Chairman, PFA Haryana, Rep. of OIPA in India, C-38, Rose Apartment,
Prashant Vihar, sector-14, Rohini, Delhi – 110085.
Mobile: 9813010595.