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Budgam: Man-eating leopard, who killed a girl, found roaming at the office compound of top govt administrator

A leopard, who mauled a 4-year-old girl to death was spotted on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday, was spotted inside the deputy commissioner’s office complex in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

Officials said that the leopard was spotted by locals and armed forces inside DC office premises and they immediately called the wildlife officials.

Meanwhile, an official of the wildlife department said that a team of the department reached the spot within no time, however, they couldn’t locate the leopard after search it for at least four hours.

He said that the footprints of the leopard were the same as one wanted for killing the minor girl in Ompora on June 3.

“Footprints were the same we found at Ompora housing colony and we have deployed the staff at every hotspot to eliminate this man-eater leopard,” he added.

Earlier, on June 3, a four-year-old girl was mauled to death by the leopard after she was taken away by the man-eater from her home in Ompora Housing Colony in Budgam.

The wildlife department has formed several teams to nab the wild cat.

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