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9-year-old girl mauled to death by leopard in Central kashmir

March 12 (WD) In Budgam, central Kashmir, tragedy struck as a nine-year-old girl, Rabiya Nisar, fell victim to a leopard attack near her residence in the Samsan area of Khansahib.

The attack resulted in her tragic death, sending shockwaves through the community. Immediately following the incident, Rabiya was rushed to a nearby hospital, but sadly, she was declared dead upon arrival.

Authorities from wildlife and other relevant departments swiftly responded to the incident, taking cognizance of the gravity of the situation. In response, plans for a thorough manhunt to locate and capture the leopard responsible for the attack were set in motion.

The urgency of the situation reflects the pressing need to ensure the safety of residents in areas where such encounters are becoming increasingly frequent.

The prevalence of big cats, particularly leopards, in the region has raised concerns about the safety of local communities. This tragic event serves as a stark reminder of the potential dangers posed by wildlife encounters in inhabited areas.

It underscores the importance of proactive measures to mitigate human-wildlife conflicts and safeguard the lives of both humans and animals.

As efforts intensify to locate the leopard involved in the attack, the community mourns the loss of young Rabiya Nisar. Her untimely demise serves as a sobering reminder of the delicate balance between human habitation and wildlife presence, highlighting the need for sustainable coexistence measures to prevent such tragedies in the future.

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