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Leopard found dead, another kills teenaged boy

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 19:04

Dehradun: A leopard was found dead in
Nainital while another wild cat mauled a teenaged boy to death
in Rudraprayag district, 200 km from here, official sources
said on Tuesday.

The body of one-year-old female leopard was found at
Dechauri range of Ramnagar forest division yesterday by some
villagers, who informed the forest officials.

A close examination of the body has revealed that the
leopard has apparently died after being hit by a vehicle. A
case has been registered against unidentified motor driver,
the sources said.

In another incident, 15-year-old Vijendra, a class 10th
student, was attacked by a leopard last evening in front of
his house in Paunthi Silgarh village.

Seeing the boy being dragged away by the wild cat, his
sister came to his rescue but soon the animal disappeared in
the nearby jungles, Rudraprayag DFO Surendra Mehra said.

Later, Vijendra`s half-eaten body was recovered from
the jungles.

Meanwhile, Mehra has sent a team of forest personnel to
the village to catch the leopard, believed to be a man-eater.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 19:04
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