Srinagar: A 6-year-old boy was mauled to death by a leopard at Khag in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Friday evening.
A police official said that the leopard attacked the boy identified as Parvez Ahmad Kataria son of Mohammad Shafi when he was on the Veranda of his house at Gujerpati, Drang area of Khag at around 7:30 pm.
The screams of the boy caught the attention of the family and the neighbours who rushed at once and retrieved the boy from clutches of the beast.
They rushed the boy to a primary health centre (PHC) where doctors declared him as brought dead.
Later, villagers protested against the wildlife department, alleging that despite raising the issue a number of times, it failed to take any measures to prevent infiltration of wild animals into villages.
The locals said that there have been numerous such incidents in the past but it has failed to awaken the authorities who they said are in deep slumber.
“We are poor people and our cries never attract the attention of the authorities,” they said and demanded quick action in this regard. (GNS)