Srinagar: In an act of real bravery, a man with the help of others saved his children and other members of the family from a man-eater leopard whom he finally killed in Kupwara district of north Kashmir.
In the process, the man identified as Ghulam Ahmad Sheikh suffered grave injuries and has been shifted to Srinagar for specialized treatment.
Local sources said that the wild beast entered the house of Ghulam Ahmad Sheikh at Mir Muqam area of Awoora at around 5:00 am on Friday and tried to attack his children who were sleeping.
Sheikh, caught hold of the leopard and fought bravely with it till other people including his neighbours joined him and finally killed the animal.
The hue and cry attracted the attention of the other neighbours and villagers who reached the spot and helped Sheikh to kill the animal and shift him in an injured state to sub-district hospital Kupwara from where Sheikh was shifted to Srinagar for specialized treatment.
Sheikh according to locals has suffered serious injuries mainly on his right arm.
A police officer when contacted told GNS that a team was rushed to the spot while officials of the wildlife were contacted to take the leopard’s carcass. (GNS)