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Leopard Kills 5-Year-Old Girl After She Goes Missing in Budgam

March 28, 2024

Srinagar: The body of a 5-year-old girl, who disappeared from her home in Hariwani, located in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, was discovered in a nearby area. Tragically, she had been attacked and killed by a leopard, officials said.

Toiba Mushtaq, daughter of Mushtaq Ahmad Khan, was tragically mauled to death by the wild predator in the Hariwani area, officials said.

Her lifeless body was discovered by horrified villagers on the lawns of her home, marking the second such incident in the past 17 days.

Authorities wasted no time in responding to the distressing news, swiftly launching a massive operation aimed at capturing the elusive leopard responsible for the attack.

Cages had already been strategically placed in neighboring villages following the previous incident, as wildlife officials intensified their efforts to rescue the young girl and apprehend the dangerous animal.

The grim reality of the situation is underscored by the recent string of leopard attacks in the region. Just over two weeks ago, a 9-year-old girl met a similar tragic fate in the nearby village of Samsan, succumbing to injuries inflicted by a leopard.

Another minor boy narrowly escaped with injuries in a separate incident, highlighting the urgent need for comprehensive measures to address the growing threat posed by these predatory animals.


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