A panther family was spotted in Debari which created terror among the residents. People saw a family of panthers on a hill behind Debari power house colony. As per the residents, a number of panther activities were noticed in this area in past one week.
On Friday evening, the panther family made itself comfortable on the hill. As per a resident, he had been watching panthers frequenting this area regularly. Forest department was informed about the presence of panthers. 2 members of the forest department reached the site and stayed there the entire night, but then the panthers were not seen again. As per traces found, the panther family preyed on monkeys and peacock. CFO OP Sharma said that panthers frequent the entire span between Udaisagar and Chirwa ka ghata. Since dog is their favourite food, they usually stroll down to residential areas. Forest department has been issued directives to keep a regular watch in Debari area for the purpose of safety.