Islamabad Police is looking for the leopard’s owner and also said that legal action would be done if they are apprehended. The complaint was filed at the Sahala police station under Pakistan Criminal Code sections 324 (attempt to commit qatl-i-amd) and 289 (negligent behaviour with regard to animal) (PPC). Islamabad Police is very keen on finding the real culprit as they couldn’t find it somehow.
The news that a leopard was assaulting people in Islamabad circulated Thursday evening swiftly, with multiple individuals posting photographs and videos that went popular on social media.
The young male cat was shown sneaking between vehicles before knocking down a man and jumping over a garden fence in social media footage of Thursday’s six-hour adventure.
After a cat and mouse game that had lasted several hours, the Islamabad Wildlife Management Board (IWMB) captured the wildcat and took it to the city’s former zoo which was shut down in 2020 over its ill-treatment of animals.
The creature, aged between two and three years old, is now in the company of a brown bear, a tiger and several monkeys rescued by wildlife authorities in recent months.
However, the twitteratis have identified the ‘unknown’ person but Islamabad Police is still unable to identify the suspect. Despite many people even sending out the real name and the address of the suspect, however, the Islamabad Police is looking for the leopard’s owner.
In an update today on the whole saga, the IWMB identified the leopard as male and said he was “in good health” at the IWMB’s rescue and rehab centre. “[The] IWMB scientific committee will decide the next steps for leopard rehabilitation. Leopard has been named Deeaitchay by IWMB staff,” the update stated on Twitter.