‘Man-eater’ leopard killed in Pithoragarh

Published on Oct 06, 2019 08:06 AM IST
The leopard had allegedly killed a woman in Pithoragarh’s Papdeo village on September 3, said forest officials.
The forest department had engaged a hunter who tracked the leopard’s movements for nearly 10 days before killing it.(HT File / Representational Photo)
The forest department had engaged a hunter who tracked the leopard’s movements for nearly 10 days before killing it.(HT File / Representational Photo)
Hindustan Times, Pithoragarh | By, Pithoragarh

A leopard described by officials as a “man eater” was killed early on Saturday in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district after a hunter tracked its movements for nearly 10 days.

The leopard had allegedly killed a woman in Pithoragarh’s Papdeo village on September 3, said forest officials.

“The leopard that had killed a woman in Papdeo village in the district on September 3 and injured several others over the past few weeks was killed by hunter Joy Hukil at Chandak village when it appeared near a raised platform at 3 am,” Vinay Bhargav, Pithoragarh divisional forest officer, said.

Bhargav said the forest department had engaged Hukil for killing the leopard. He said Hukil succeeded in killing the leopard around 3 am on Saturday.

Bhargav said following demands from locals that the leopard be eliminated from the area, permission for the same was granted on September 25 and Hukil was brought in.

In a similar incident September last, another so-called ‘man-eater’ leopard, that allegedly killed a four-year-old girl in Bageshwar district’s Nadi Gaon area, was shot dead a month later by hunter Lakhpat Singh.

Singh had killed another leopard that had allegedly attacked nine people in Almora district.

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