Otur 16th Sept 2023: In a shocking incident that occurred at around 9 pm on Thursday, a father and son from Otur were suddenly attacked in their home by a leopard. The senior citizen identified Lakshman Dattatray Dumbare (71) was severely injured in this attack and he was rushed to the nearby hospital for treatment.
Lakshman Dumbare and his son Pravin Dumbre were heading home on a motorcycle when they were unexpectedly attacked by the leopard. The local forest officers rushed to the spot immediately after the incident and they provided initial medical treatment to the injured victim at the first aid center in Otur and subsequently transferred him to the Narayangaon Rural Hospital for further treatment.
Around the incident area, precautions have been taken, including setting up a cage trap. Another cage will be placed in the vicinity as well, said officials.
It should be noted that the area around Ahinavewadi and its surroundings has been declared as a leopard-prone zone, and residents are advised to install lights outside their homes during the night hours, avoid going outside alone, play music on mobile phones, and secure their livestock in enclosures to prevent incidents related to leopard attacks. This advisory has been issued by the Forest Department to ensure the safety of the citizens.
In another incident reported in Otur on same day, a leopard was captured in the parking area in front of a row house while dragging a dog.