Uttarakhand: Man-eater leopard shot dead by forest officials

Updated: Oct 06, 2019, 10:44 IST | PTI

The leopard had killed a woman and injured several others over the past few weeks, says district forest officer

This picture has been used for representational purposes.
This picture has been used for representational purposes.

Pithorgarh: A man-eater leopard was shot dead early on Saturday by a forest department hunter at Chandak village here, a district forest officer said.

"The leopard which had killed a woman in Papdeo village in the district on September 3 and injured several others over the past few weeks was killed by hunter Joy Hukil at Chandak village when it appeared near a raised platform at 3 am," DFO Pithoragarh Vinay Bhargav said.

        The leopard was declared man-eater on September 25 and a team of forest department hunters led by Hukil deputed to eliminate it, the DFO said. Villagers of the area have had a sigh of relief with the elimination of the big cat, he said.

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