A 6-year-old boy was mauled to death by a leopard in Khag area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Friday evening.
An official said that the leopard attacked the boy identified as Parvez Ahmad Kataria, son of Mohd Shafi when he was on the Varanda of his house at Gujerpati, Drang area of Khag at around 7:30 pm.
Reports said that the body of the minor boy was retrieved from clutches of the leopard in critical conditions and immediately rushed to the primary health Centre (PHC) where doctors declared him brought dead.
Meanwhile, the residents of the Gujerpati, Drang protested against the wildlife department, alleging that despite raising the issue time and again authorities have failed to take any measures to prevent infiltration of wild animals into villages.
“We are poor people and our cries never attract the attention of the authorities,” they said and demanded quick action in this regard.