Leopards roam Pulwama hamlet

PULWAMA:  Panic gripped in Chewkalan Karewa and other hamlets of  Pulwama district when a herd of leopards appeared outside the premises of Government Primary School that forced the authorities to close down the school for three days.

According to reports, a heard of leopards tried to enter into Government Primary School when kids were busy in their classes in Chewkalan Karewa area of Pulwama town. The teachers raised alarm and people came in large numbers to protect the children.

A teacher said that at least five leopards tried to enter into the school when children were attending their classes. “People chased them away and later on they appeared in another hamlet during evening,” he said.

Chief Education Officer Pulwama Farooq Ahmed directed School Authorities to close the school for three days, however, people allege that despite informing Wild Life Department nothing has been done to trap these ferocious leopards.

People said that they are scared of venturing out from their houses while children are unable to play in their yards even during daytime. (CNS)

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