Officials catch a leopard alive in Beerwah
SRINAGAR: A ten-year-old boy was mauled to death by a leopard in Soibugh area of Budgam district on Friday evening.
An official said that a ten year old boy identified as Aehran Showkat Mir son of Showkat Ahmad Mir, a resident of Haran village of Soibugh in Budgam was taken by a leopard near his house in the evening hours.
He said that after receiving the information police, wildlife teams swung into action and launched the massive searches to trace out the boy adding that the body was traced in a nearby forest area later.
However, locals said that the leopards had been roaming in the area for many weeks and some of them were even captured.
Meanwhile, the wildlife department on Friday morning caught a leopard alive in Arwah village of Beerwah Tehsil at Budgam district.
An official at wildlife control room Beerwah told Kashmir Reader that information was received of the presence of a leopard in Arwah village on Thursday, after which a wildlife team started searching for the leopard in the area.
“The leopard was roaming in the residential areas and adjoining villages for the last few days, which posed a threat to human life in the Beerwah villages,” the official said.
He said that the leopard also had become dangerous for the domestic animals which people have in their homes.
“We caught the leopard alive on Friday morning without any injury to anyone. The leopard has been sent to the Dachigam National Park in Srinagar,” he said.