GUWAHATI, Jan 8 � Deva Kumar Das, who was injured by a leopard that strayed into the city�s Silpukhuri area yesterday, was found dead in his residence this morning.
It is suspected that Das succumbed to his injuries caused by the leopard. The body has been sent for post-mortem.
Das, a bachelor, was 50 and living alone in his Kanvachal, Silpukhuri residence.
His sad demise cast a pall of gloom in the locality.
Das, a lawyer by profession, was a columnist in The Assam Tribune and contributed to various newspapers and magazines. His column �Know the Word� in The Assam Tribune (since 2002) was a very popular feature of the newspaper.
Das had a long association with newspapers, and started his career as a journalist in the Sentinel in the mid-1980s. He excelled in his role in the sports desk. He also had a stint with two dailies, The North-East Times and The Newsfront for some time.
A voracious reader with wide knowledge on a range of subjects, Das was loved by all for his wit and sense of hunour.
Das did his schooling at Don Bosco, Dibrugarh, and graduated from DHSK College. In-between, he also studied at St Edmunds College, Shillong.
He leaves behind his mother and two brothers.
A condolence meeting was held in the news desk of The Assam Tribune to condole the denth of Das. The meet recollected his contributions and prayed for eternal pence of the departed soul.
The Journalists Union of Assam also condoled his death.