A leopard took shelter in a court building in Chotila town in Gujarat’s Surendranagar district on Friday, causing panic. The animal was captured before it could hurt anyone. It was first spotted hiding in an abandoned house next to the magistrate’s court.
“When we tried to catch the leopard, it jumped over the common wall and entered into court premises. Seeing so many people around, it then jumped into a room through its window,” he said. “Around ten court staff were in the room, who made a quick exit and bolted the door from outside. We then entered the room and caught the leopard using a tranquiliser gun,” the officer said.
The leopard is “sub-adult”, around two years old, he said. “The nearby forest is home to some leopards. It might have lost its way and entered the town,” Zala said.