Crescent Kashmir

Man-Eater Leopard That Killed Two Minors Shot Dead

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SRINAGAR: The man-eating leopard responsible for the deaths of two minors in the past 20 days was shot dead on Tuesday in Harwan area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district, officials said.

An official said that after intense efforts by wildlife officials, the man-eater leopard was killed today in the Harwan area.

The leopard had claimed the lives of two minor girls after attacking them in Khansahib and Samsan areas of the district in the last 20 days. It had also injured a minor boy after attacking him near his house.

Following the attacks by the wild animal, the deputy commissioner of Budgam had issued shoot-at-sight orders to kill the leopard, as residents had been living in constant fear—(KNO)


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