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SHOPIAN — A 35-year-old man sustained injuries after being attacked by a leopard in southern Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday evening.

According to an official speaking to a local news agency, the victim, identified as Tariq Ahmad Lone, son of Mohammad Ahsan Lone of Daramdoora Keegam, was in an orchard when the leopard suddenly appeared and launched the attack. Lone suffered injuries to both legs and an arm during the encounter.

Prompt action was taken, and Lone was swiftly shifted to a nearby hospital for immediate medical attention. Subsequently, he was referred to SMHS Hospital in Srinagar for advanced treatment.

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The incident has drawn attention from local authorities, with police initiating an investigation into the matter.

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