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Leopard mauls 4 people in Pulwama

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Srinagar: Four people were injured after a leopard attacked them in Rohmoo village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday.

Quoting the locals of Rohmoo village, news agency KNO reported that a leopard appeared in orchards of the area on Tuesday morning and attacked and injured four persons including a woman.

The injured were rushed to PHC Rohmoo from where they were shifted to District Hospital Pulwama for advanced treatment, they said.

Locals identified the injured persons as Abdul Ahad Dar, Ishfaq Ahmad Dar, Umar Gul and Taja Begum, all residents of Rohmoo, Pulwama.

Meanwhile, locals of the village staged a protest against the district administration for ‘failing’ to provide an ambulance to PHC Rohmoo.

“In absence of an ambulance, all the injured were shifted to district hospital in private vehicles,” said a local.

They demanded that authorities provide ambulances to local PHC as it has to cater to vast areas and in absence of ambulances locals are facing tremendous hardships.

The locals also alleged that the wildlife department was conveyed earlier about the presence of wild animals, however, they showed non-seriousness about the matter.

An official said that a team of wildlife department has rushed to the area to capture the leopard.

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