Srinagar- A minor boy on Tuesday was mauled to death by a leopard in Rajpora village in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
Four-year-old Mehraz Azad Mir was pounced upon by a leopard while he was playing outside his maternal uncle’s home in Rajpora Zachaldara, reports said. The beast reportedly dragged the boy into dense forests.
Alerted by his cries, the family and locals chased the leopard and retrieved the boy in critical condition. They evacuated the boy to NTPHC Zachaldara where the doctors declared him dead.
The incident has created panic among the villagers and have demanded authorities to trap the leopard to avoid any such incident in future, a local news agency GNS reported.
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