Vilgam Man-Eater Put Down, Villagers Relieved

0Shares

Srinagar – Government forces and wildlife personnel have put down a man-eater which had struck terror in the Vilgam area of Handwara after killing a six-year-old child last week.

The leopard was shot dead at around 11 p.m. on Tuesday night on the fringes of the surrounding forests, sparking relief and celebration in the village community.

Wildlife marksmen, police and army personnel had been tracking the man-eater for the past week after angry protests erupted against authorities at the tragic killing of the child.

The rural habitations had been on edge since, frightened to step out of their dwellings for fear of the prowling beast.

Confirming the kill, wildlife range officer for the north circle, Abdul Majeed, said that his department lacked manpower to stave off human-animal conflict.

“In our district Kupwara, the wildlife department has just six employees, and they too lack adequate equipment,” he said. Observer News Service

Be Part of Quality Journalism

Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.

ACT NOW
MONTHLYRs 100
YEARLYRs 1000
LIFETIMERs 10000

CLICK FOR DETAILS


Observer News Service

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

KO SUPPLEMENTS