Leopard

Leopard
The badly injured body of the victim was recovered from a field outside the village, about 100 m from the boy's house.

An alleged man eater leopard today killed another minor here - the second such death in the area in last seventeen days.

Police said a 13-year-old boy Nazaqat Ali son of Mohammad Sharief was mauled to death by the leopard in Angralla village- 20 km away from tehsil headquarter Mahore. They said the boy was last seen playing outside his house adding before attacking him , the leopard had also killed a goat .

The badly injured body of the victim was recovered from a field outside the village, about 100 m from the boy's house.

This is the second incident in last seventeen days when a leopard killed a minor in this hilly district.

A 12 year boy Noor Hussain son of Bashir Ahmed of village Hassote Mohara bagla was killed by a leopard on Oct 13 in similar circumstances.

Villagers said entire hilly belt of Mahore , Chassana and Gulab Garh areas have been witnessing frequent attacks by wild animals as around 15 to 20 people mostly minors have fallen prey to leopards and bears. Due to scattered population, families living in isolated areas have become vulnerable to attacks by the leopards and bears, which lurk around in the vast forest area, said a local.

"This is not first incident, in last two years more than 20 persons and dozens of livestock have been killed by wild animals in the area" he added.

He said locals informed the district administration several times to take steps to prevent increasing man- animal conflict incidents, but no Wild life official has so far been posted in sub division Mahore.