8-year-old boy injured in leopard attack in Budgam

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BUDGAM — An 8-year-old boy was injured by a fierce leopard on the loose which the Wildlife Department officials are managing to capture alive in an area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

Reports reaching the Srinagar-based news agency KDC said that a fierce leopard on the loose on Monday evening attacked a minor boy identified as Saqib Javid, a resident of Samsun locality in Khansahib area of Budgam district.

After the incident, the minor boy was immediately shifted to District Hospital Budgam, where his condition is stated to be stable.

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An official said that efforts are underway to ensure the well-being of residents while also addressing the broader issue of wildlife conservation and habitat management in Budgam and surrounding regions.

Pertinently, a nine-year-old girl was mauled to death by this leopard in this area last Monday.

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