A leopard cub was crushed to death by an unknown vehicle between Sunnipenta and Srisailam on Srisailam ghat road in Kurnool district on Monday night. The leopard cub perished on the spot after a vehicle went over its head, according to forest officials. On being alerted by passersby, Srisailam forest range officer Udaydeep, Flying Squad range officer Srinivasa Reddy, section officer Naganna and beat officer Tagore rushed to the spot and inspected the carcass.
Mr. Uday Deep said the leopard cub was between six to eight months old. Veterinary doctors performed panchnama and the carcass was shifted from the spot. Forest officials inspected vehicles near Srisailam toll gate and at the temple sikharam in a bid to identify the vehicle which ran over the leopard cub.