UP: Villagers kill leopard after it mauls schoolboy to death

Bijnor: After a schoolboy was mauled to death by a leopard here on Monday, the villagers gathered together and killed the feline.

Prashant, a student of Class 6 student, was returning home from his school when the leopard pounced and dragged him to a nearby field in Bhogpur village, about 10 km from Nazibabad.

“The leopard had been frequently attacking humans and had turned into a man-eater. Its carcass has been sent for post mortem. But, no villager is allowed to kill any animal,” said Bijnor DM R Pandey.

The official also told ANI that a compensation of Rs 5 lakh will be provided to the next of kin of the deceased.

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An investigation into the matter is underway.

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