Three-Year-Old Killed By Leopard in North Kashmir


SRINAGAR: A 3-year-old boy was attacked and grievously injured by a leopard in the Rajwar area of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district Monday morning.

News agency GNS reported that Burhan Ahmad, son of Mohammad Kamal Mir of Marchwali Nichhama was pounced upon by a leopard outside his home early morning.

The wild cat dragged the minor to some distance and upon being chased by the family and villagers, left the boy with critical injuries.  The minor was evacuated to a nearby healthcare facility at Behnipora, where he succumbed shortly after.

With several such incidents being reported from the area in the recent past, the locals have demanded the authorities to take necessary measures to avoid any such incidents in the future. (GNS)


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