Srinagar, Jul 28 (GNS): A man-eater leopard was killed by the locals in a village in Bijbehara of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district this evening, local sources said.
They told GNS that a leopard, mauling a two-year boy to death a week before, was killed by the locals of Dadoo Marhama in Bijbehara.
“The leopard was on prowl and posed an imminent threat to locals and their livestock”, they said adding as soon as the beast emerged, the watchful locals gathered around and beat it up with sticks, resulting in its instant death.
When contacted, a Wildlife Department official also confirmed to GNS about the killing of the leopard. “We too had been on a watch to track its movements ever since the incident involving death of the minor boy took place”, the official said. (GNS)