MUSSOORIE, June 9
The sighting of a leopard at the premises of a day and residential Guru Nanak Fifth Centenary School situated at Circular road near Library Bazaar has instilled fear among the residents and the students in Mussoorie.
The school management has changed the timing of the school students for coming out in pen due to the fear of the Leopard prowling in the area. According to the administrative Officer of the school Sunil Bakshi the forest department officials inspected the school site on receiving the information about a Leopard roaming around the area and have confirmed it after seeing the pug marks in the lawns of the school. The forest department officials have sounded the alert and stated that a female leopard along with the two or three cubs was active in nearby forests and it could be the same animal that was sighted at the school.
Sunil Bakshi said that the incident came to light after a picture of leopard prowling in the lawns of the school was clicked by student in his mobile from the window of the hostel on Friday night. The DFO Mussoorie has also confirmed the presence of the Leopard and has asked the school management to stay vigil and not to venture out in the night. She said that the number of routine beat patrolling has been increased in wake of the incident. It is to be noted that the leopard has devoured two cows and one dog in past few weeks in the area. Several other residents have also confirmed the presence of leopard in the area .