Child killed by leopard in Tehri village

Tuesday, 29 November 2022 | PNS | NEW TEHRI

A 12-year-old was killed by a leopard on Sunday evening in Maykot village in Tehri district. The boy identified as Arnav Chandra had gone to Maykot village along with his friends to play during the evening. He was returning home at about 5 PM when a leopard attacked him on the way. When the boy failed to return home by 6 PM, his family members began to search for him.

The villagers saw blood drops on the route and extended their search to the woods. The Forest and Revenue department officials reached the village on being informed and launched a joint search operation. The body of the boy was recovered in the bushes about one kilometre from his home at 2:30 AM. The Tehri divisional forest officer VK Singh said that cameras have been fixed in the area to help catch the leopard while patrolling has also been stepped up.

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