Leopard attacks man before being killed by mob in K-P

Wildlife officials say the wild animal entered into civilian population in a small village of Abbottabad district


Ihsan Dawar January 19, 2021
Body of Leopard has been for medical examination to ascertain cause of death. PHOTO: EXPRESS

ABBOTTABAD:

A leopard in Khyber-Paktunkhwa (K-P) Abbottabad district entered into the civilian population and injured one person before being killed by a mob.

According K-P Wildlife Department officials the leopard, which is among endangered species, aged four years, attacked Malik Muhammad Riaz, resident of Pawa Sayal, a small village of Abbottabad, while he was working in fields.

Idrees Khan, a wildlife official, told The Express Tribune that villagers after hearing the victim crying for help came out to rescue him and killed the leopard.

He said the body of the wild animal has been sent for the medical examination to ascertain the facts of the incident.

The brother of injured man said Malik Muhammad sustained injuries on different parts of the body including on his right arm, leg and undergoing treatment at the District Headquarter Hospital.

The department would also investigate whether the man entered the animal habitat or the wild animal ventured into populated area to know the facts of the incident, the official said.

About the compensation policy of the K-P government for leopard attack victims, Idress said that the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) pays an amount of Rs100,000 to the injured of a leopard victim.

While in case of death due to attack by the wild beast, the department would pay an amount of Rs300,000 to heir of the victim, he added


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