Uttarakhand: Man-eater leopard shot dead by forest officials
The leopard had killed a woman and injured several others over the past few weeks, says district forest officer
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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