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7-year-old boy killed by leopard in UP village

News Agencies | Updated on: 22 July 2017, 12:34 IST

A seven-year-old boy was mauled to death by a leopard near Mukeriay village under Ramgaon police station in the district here, the police said on 22July.

The incident was reported on 21 July.


The boy, Sanjay, was sleeping outside his house when the big cat dragged him away.

The family members told the police the boy was missing since morning.

His body was later recovered from a forest area behind a primary school, said a police officer.

After the incident, the angry villagers blocked traffic on the Bahraich-Ramgaon road for around three hours.

Forest Range Officer Rustom Pervez said the pugmarks found in the area confirmed it to be a leopard attack, adding that the initial compensation was paid to the family members of the boy and the body sent for a post-mortem.


First published: 22 July 2017, 12:34 IST