8-year-old boy injured in leopard attack in Uttarakhand

Pithoragarh: An eight-year-old boy was injured after a leopard attacked him inside the compound of his house in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district, a forest official said on Sunday.

The incident took place in Paur village of the district late on Saturday evening, Forest Range Officer Dinesh Joshi said.

Devraj, who hails from Nepal, was walking in the compound of his house when the leopard attacked him. The animal fled after the boy’s family members and other villagers raised the alarm, he said.

Joshi said the boy suffered a deep wound on his face and has been admitted to a local hospital for treatment.

Patrolling has been intensified in the area, and a cage is being set up to trap the leopard, he said.

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