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.
An investigation into the matter is underway.