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Leopard rescued unhurt from Suzuki’s Manesar plant, production resumes

SNS | New Delhi |

A leopard that strayed inside the Maruti Suzuki plant at Manesar in Haryana early on Thursday was rescued by the forest officials, after which work resumed at the engine plant of the car major.

Four teams of Wildlife and Forest officials, who had reached the plant on Thursday, rescued the leopard by tranquilising it. The officials said, the leopard will be freed after medical examination.

The leopard was caught around 2.20pm on Friday, nearly 36 hours after it was spotted in the factory by a guard.

A leader of workers union said, the work has resumed in the plant after the leopard was rescued unhurt.

Earlier, the officials had placed two goats inside a cage to woo the animal but it failed to attract the leopard. The goats were later replaced with red meat.

Around 50 Rapid Action Force men were also pressed into service to assist the rescue team.

After the leopard entered the facility, spread over 750 acres in the foothills of the Aravalli mountain range, the factory immediately halted production and workers evacuated the plant fearing attacks by the leopard.

The plant makes diesel engines for Maruti Suzuki India Ltd cars.