Baramullah: A leopard was killed by a group of villagers in Awoora area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Friday morning after the beast entered a house and injured two people.
Villagers said that a leopard entered into the house of Gulam Ahmad Sheikh, resident of Mir Muqam Awoora Kupwara, in wee hours on Friday and attacked the family including Shiekh’s children who were sleeping inside.
Sheikh and his wife jumped into the room and fought the beast to save their children, during which both of them received several grave injures.
Other villagers rushed to the spot and killed the leopard.
The injured husband and wife were shifted to a nearby hospital where from Sheikh was shifted to SKIMS for further treatment.
Wildlife Warden for North Kashmir Mohammad Sadiq said that dead leopard has been shifted to their Sopore head office for examination.
He confirmed that Sheikh and his wife were injured before villagers killed the beast. He said the department is going to register a case against the incident.