June 24, Colombo: The police today arrested two suspects involved in the killing of a leopard in Kilinochchi were arrested today.
After receiving a complaint from the Wildlife Department, the Kilinochchi Magistrate on Friday ordered the police to arrest the villagers who beat the leopard to death after the animal attacked several villagers and evaded the wildlife officers who were trying to catch the endangered animal.
The two suspects are residents of Kilinochchi, Police Media Spokesman said.
The villagers of Ambalakulam on Thursday (21) complaining that the wildlife officers were unable to control the animal which they claim attacked ten people including a wildlife officer while hunting their cattle and goats, have beaten the animal to death with clubs.
Police are conducting further Investigations to arrest the individuals who killed the leopard.