Balrampur: A case was registered against five people for beating a leopard to death in Sohelwa wildlife sanctuary here, officials said on Sunday.
Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Prakhar Gupta said a leopard was found dead with injury marks on the body at the Bankatwa range of the forest.
In the post-mortem examination, it was revealed that the animal was beaten to death with sticks, he said.
A case was registered against the five at Lalia Police Station, he added.
A three-member team was formed to conduct the post-mortem examination of the carcass, the DFO had said on Saturday.