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SRINAGAR — In response to a series of alarming attacks, authorities took action on Tuesday by shooting dead a leopard believed to be responsible for the deaths of two minor girls in separate incidents within Budgam district.

An official, quoted by a local news agency, revealed that following directives from Deputy Commissioner Akshay Labroo in light of the recent tragedies, concerted efforts were made to locate and neutralize the dangerous animal.

“After several days of vigilant monitoring and trap-setting, the Jammu and Kashmir Police successfully killed the leopard at the Social-Forestry Nursery in Samsan village, located in the Khansahib area of Budgam,” the official confirmed.

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Throughout the month of March, the now-deceased leopard had struck multiple times, claiming the lives of two minor girls and inflicting injuries upon a minor boy in Samsan and Hariwani villages.

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