Villagers panic after leopard sighting in Central Kashmir’s Budgam

Kashmir News Trust #KNT

A leopard was spotted in different villages of Central Kashmir’s Budgam on Sunday morning, creating a panic among the residents and prompting them to appeal to Wild Life Department to capture the wild cat.

Locals sources told news agency Kashmir News Trust that leopard was spotted near ‘Alamdar Brick Kiln’ and the same leopard is roaming freely Sharatpora and Bonhuma areas of Budgam.

Those who spotted the big cat near the brick kiln raised an alarm and the wildlife department was informed. “We saw a big cat early this morning near the brick kiln. The same leopard was spotted in the peripheries of Sharatpora village. We are very scared as leopard sightings have become a regular feature in the area. We have lost many cattle and even human beings have been killed in leopard attacks,” said a couple of locals.

The villagers appealed to Wild Life Department to dispatch a team and capture the big cat lest it would harm anyone. [KNT]



Neyaz Elahi

Neyaz Elahi, who switched from Electronic to Print Media is a Kashmir based Accredited Journalist who has written extensively on Kashmir for local, national and international web portals. He is currently associated with Srinagar based News Agency Kashmir News Trust (KNT).

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