A leopard died in Birpur Forest after getting caught in a barbed wire (representational)
The carcass of a leopard caught in barbed wire was recovered from the Birpur forest in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district, an official said today.
A team of officials from the police and wildlife protection department rushed to the area yesterday after locals informed them.
"The leopard might have been injured while struggling to free itself after being caught in the barbed wire," said an official.
The carcass was shifted to the Veterinary Hospital for a post-mortem, he added.
An FIR has been registered. (Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)