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Leopard captured in Ganderbal

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Ganderbal: Wildlife officials on Tuesday captured a leopard in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.

Wildlife officials said they had received information about the presence of the leopard in Mansbal belt after which teams armed with necessary equipment visited the area and captured the leopard alive this morning.

The officials said that the leopard is believed to be one that had mauled to death a minor girl in Zazuna area of Ganderbal district on July 11.

Following the incident, Wildlife authorities had launched a massive hunt to catch or kill the leopard which had been declared a “man-eater”.

The leopard had attacked the 3 year-old girl Mahiya Shabir, daughter of Shabir Ahmad Bhat near Zazuna Fruit Mandi and taken her away. Her mutilated body was later recovered from a nearby field.

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