Man-eater leopard shot dead in Uri

2nd leopard killed this month in Uri

2nd leopard killed this month in Uri

Nadeem Khawaja Uri

Baramulla July 23 (KNS): The officials of wildlife and police  department  shot dead a leopard this evening in Jabda Kalsa Choolan village of Uri in North Kashmir's Baramulla. 

The leopard, believed to be a man-eater recently killed three teenagers including a girl in Uri. 

The authorities had declared the leopard a man-eater and ordered its killing. Later wildlife department constituted teams to capture or kill the leopard, official said.

They said several attempts were made to capture the leopard, but it attacked the team, prompting them to open fire on him, the officials said.

“We are sure that this is the same animal (leopard), which recently killed  minor,” they said.

The officials added all attempts were made to capture the leopard alive. But these failed as the animal avoided traps laid at various places.

Earlier this month, another man eater leopard was killed in Bernate village of Uri. 

The locals appreciated the efforts of wildlife department and police for hunting down the man-eater leopard.(KNS)

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