PULWAMA: A school teacher was seriously injured in a leopard attack in an orchard in Rahmoo village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday morning.
Mohammad Yousuf Mir son of Mohammad Ahsan, from Rohmoo village posted at Government High School Tujan Pulwama, was attacked while he was passing through an orchard on way to the school.
He was rescued by some farmers who were around, and shifted to District Hospital Pulwama.
Hospital sources said he had injuries in leg and shoulder has been relieved from the hospital.
Mir’s brother told Kashmir Reader that he had used a shortcut through orchards to reach the school, as “it cut the distance by about two kilometers.”
The area where the incident has taken place falls deep inside the orchards on Rohmoo Karewa.
“The area has dense vegetation and for more than three kilometers it remains a no man’s land,” said Ifshana, Wild life Warden for Pulwama and Shopian forest division, adding that deforestation has enhanced the man-animal conflict in Pulwama district.
She added that due to immense presence of orchards in Pulwama and Shopian district many beasts have made their shelters in these orchards and have occasionally attacked people in and around area.
She also advised people in the two districts to be cautious and not to visit the orchards alone.
Last month, a nine-year old boy was mauled and killed by a leopard in Banderpora village of Pulwama.