Srinagar: Two persons, a husband and his wife were injured in a leopard attack on Monday in North Kashmir’s Handwara area of Kupwara district.
Locals told CNS that due to the incident panic gripped Waderbala village of Zacheldara Rajwar in Handwara after a leopard appeared and attacked the husband-wife. The injured have been identified as Abdul Rashid Mir and his wife Raja Begum; both were shifted to district hospital Handwara for specialised treatment.
A wildlife officer also confirmed to CNS this incident and said that men are at work to trap the leopard
However it may be recalled that Wildlife officials on Saturday caught a leopard alive in Balhama outskirts of Srinagar city.
It is pertinent to mention that due to the presence of huge snow at the higher reaches, the wild animals have made their way to the populated areas for the sake of food. (CNS)