Panic in Uri after leopard takes away minor boy

Second incident of its kind reported in past 1-week in border town
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Baramulla: A minor boy was taken away by a leopard outside his home in Dhanisyeda area of Uri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district police said.

The boy has been identified as Syed Ali Hussain, 6, resident of Dhanisyeda Uri. The incident happened when the boy had stepped out of his home and was pounced upon by a leopard who took him away to the nearby forests.

As the news of the incident spread in the area, scores of people rushed to the nearby forests and started searches. “So far we are unable to trace the missing boy,” said a local resident over the phone.

Earlier, a minor girl was killed after a leopard attacked her in the Bijhama area of Uri the last week. The Uri area has witnessed several incidents of man-animal conflict in which four minors have been killed since June this year.

Earlier the department of wildlife killed a man-eater leopard and claimed that the beast had killed three minors in the area. The fresh incidents of man-animal conflict which has consumed few more lives has created panic in the area.

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