Forest department personnel had been combing the Thalamalai forest range, especially a 5km radius along the Dhimbam ghat, to trap the leopard that had partially fed on its victims. They trapped the animal in a cage with a bait.
"We trapped the leopard on Thursday morning, and it has been sent to Vandalur zoo in Chennai," said K Rajkumar, district forest officer, Sathyamangalam.
It may be recalled that Krishnan, a forest guard at a checkpost on the Dhimbam ghat road, was killed by a leopard last week. A truck driver hailing from Thalavadi in Erode district was killed by a leopard last month.
The Dhimbam ghat road is a busy route for heavy vehicles and cars heading towards Karnataka.
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