Leopard killed four-year old child in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Nov 12 (UNI) A four-year-old child was killed while another civilian injured in two different wild animal attacks in the Kashmir valley overnight, as the man-animal conflict in the valley continued, taking more than 13 lives during the past six months.

Police said a leopard attacked and killed a four-year old Khushboo at Binner village in north Kashmir's Baramulla district late last night.

They said, one Nazir Ahmad Doie was critically injured when a bear attacked him at Narsangar, Kokernag, in south Kashmir district of Anantnag.

The injured has been shifted to hospital.

The animal-man conflict has increased in the valley resulting in the death of more than a dozen people and injuries to several others during the past few months.

In retaliation villagers also killed four wild animals during the same period, evoking massive protest by several organisations across the country after some television channel showed a bear being set on fire by agitated villagers.

However, people in Kashmir rejected the protests saying scores of villagers, including women and children, were killed or wounded by wild animals.


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