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Leopard snatches 5-year-old girl from Budgam home, search underway

The incident has heightened concerns among residents, particularly in light of frequent big cat sightings in the vicinity
08:58 PM Mar 28, 2024 IST | GK Web Desk
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Srinagar, Mar 28: A harrowing episode unfolded in Budgam district of central Kashmir as a 5-year-old girl, Toiba Mushtaq, daughter of Mushtaq Ahmad Khan, was snatched from her residence's lawns by a leopard in the evening hours.

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The distressing incident occurred in the Hariwani area, sending shockwaves through the community. Promptly responding to the alarming situation, authorities launched a thorough search operation, deploying police, wildlife teams, and local residents to comb the area and locate the missing child.

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The incident has heightened concerns among residents, particularly in light of frequent big cat sightings in the vicinity. Authorities are scrutinizing the Forest Department nursery, suspecting it to serve as a potential refuge for such animals. (KDC)

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