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Elderly man killed by a leopard in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand


A 65-year-old man was killed in a leopard attack Monday in the Chamoli district, forestry officials said.

The man was attacked by the leopard on his way to the market Monday morning in the district’s Joshimath block.

After the attack, the locals present at the scene made a noise due to the leopard returning to the forest area, but the angry locals protested until evening with the body of the deceased on the road.

JS Suhag, wildlife director of the Uttarakhand forest department said: “I have ordered cages installed in the area to try to capture the leopard. This is the second incident of an attack by a leopard in the area. A few days ago, a Nepalese worker was attacked by a leopard. “

The senior forestry official said the leopard will be declared a man-eater if more attacks occur.

This is not the first attack of its kind to be reported from the state, where the conflict between humans and leopards has increased. In the first week of November, a 21-year-old woman was killed in a leopard attack in the Champawat district.

Three women, including a teenage girl, lost their lives in a week in October in Nainital’s Okhalkanda block.

On October 21, a 13-year-old girl was killed in a leopard attack in the Nainital district while on her way to the forest to cut the grass. On October 15, an 11-year-old girl was killed by a leopard in the Jaspur area of ​​the Nagar district of the United States while playing with her siblings outside their home.

On October 14, a 40-year-old woman was mutilated to death by a leopard in Pithoragarh district when she had gone to the woods to cut grass.

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