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Black bear, leopard cub found dead after ‘run over by unknown vehicles’

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Srinagar: A black bear and a leopard cub died after being allegedly hit by unknown vehicles in separate incidents in Ganderbal and Srinagar districts last night, officials said on Thursday.

In Ganderbal, people spotted the black bear lying in a pool of blood near Power house Kangan on the Srinagar-Leh highway after which the wildlife officials were informed who took away the body of the wild animal.

On the basis of preliminary investigation, the black bear seems to have been killed after being hit by some vehicle during the night, an official said.

In a similar incident, a leopard cub was found dead on a roadside near Gupkar in Srinagar this morning.

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