Leopard kills minor boy in Abbottabad

Eight-year-old Azhar had left his house to respond to the call from nature when the animal attacked him

Muhammad Sadaqat November 23, 2015
A file photo of a leopard.

ABOTTABAD: A leopard killed a minor boy in the forest area of village Makol, Galiyat region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Monday.

Eight-year-old Azhar had left his house to respond to the call from nature at dusk when the leopard attacked him, and dragged him into the jungle, the Donga police said.

The villagers tried to chase the beast but it escaped unhurt, leaving the boy dead.

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Locals took the body to Kala Bagh and blocked the Murree Abbotabad Road, resulting in traffic jams.

The protesters demanded legal action against wildlife authorities, urging them to take precautionary measures to protect the life of villagers.

Residents said the animal came down the populated area in search of food, and attacked the boy.


uzma | 6 years ago | Reply It is a very sad news indeed. The boy actually went to look for his lost bull. The incident happened after the sunset inside a reserved forest, this is the active time for a big cat species such as the common leopard. Communities have been aware to avoid going out in thick forest at these times. More education is needed, this conflict is endangering leopard. Tribune you have put the photograph of a snow leopard, please change to the common leopard.
J | 6 years ago | Reply Very sad news to read. May Allah give courage to his family to bear this great loss with patience.
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