Man-Eater Leopard Shot Dead in North Kashmir


SRINAGAR: The wildlife authorities shot dead a man-eater leopard in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Tuesday evening, local sources said.

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The animal believed to have killed a three-year-old boy last Monday in the area, was killed by the Wildlife Department shooters in Nichama village of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

“The leopard had been on prowl and posed an imminent threat to locals and their livestock”, locals said adding as soon as the beast emerged, the watchful locals gathered around to chase it away and in the meantime a team of Wildlife Department laced with required weapons shot at the beast, resulting in its instant death.

When contacted, a Wildlife Department official confirmed about the killing of the leopard. “We were tracking its movements after a minor boy was killed by a leopard in the area yesterday”, the official said. (GNS)


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