A four-year-old youngster had died after being killed by a leopard’s mauling.
The kid was grabbed by the beast on Wednesday while he was playing in the courtyard of his uncle’s house.
The toddler suffered mortal injuries in the neighboring woodland after being dragged by the wild cat for more than 500 meters.
The child has been named as Mehraz Azad Mir, a native of Rajpora Rajwar in India’s northern Kashmir region.
According to eyewitnesses, the leopard carried young Mehraz away in its mouth.
“We heard the minor’s cries before the beast was chased by the neighbors,” Aijaz Ahmed claimed.
“The leopard pulled him more than 500 meters into the woods. The neighborhood residents are constantly afraid as a result of the occurrence.
After hearing the rumble, locals gathered and dashed towards the jungle to save the baby from the leopard.
They searched for the large cat for 20 minutes before discovering it in the bushes half a mile from the scene of the attack with the youngster in its teeth.
At 8 o’clock in the evening, some neighbors were able to remove the kid from the predator, and he was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
At the Zachaldara New Type Primary Health Centre, he was pronounced dead.
Images of the child’s face and body with major cuts are horrifying.
Authorities and wildlife officials have previously advised the villagers to watch out for their wards.
The sad information follows a string of tragedies in India, where five kids have died in the last five weeks.
Following the shooting murders of Amir Muneer, 13, Shahid Ahmad, 12, and Rutba Manzoor, a second leopard was shot and killed yesterday at 11 p.m. in the Bernate neighborhood of Uri, north Kashmir.
To neutralize the leopard, the wildlife department last month assembled about 50 individuals, including local sharpshooters.
Leopard and bear attacks in the former Himalayan state have resulted in at least 232 fatalities and more than 2,810 injuries since 2007.
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