T. Narasipur/Mysuru: In another incident of Man-animal conflict in the region, an 11-year-old boy in Horalhalli Village here was mauled to death by a leopard.
The latest incident has set panic among locals as this is the second such death in the past 3 days and the fourth death in the past 3 months.
The half-eaten mortal remains of the boy, identified as Jayant, were found in a bush on Sunday about a kilometer away from the village. The boy had gone missing on Saturday night.
It is suspected that the same leopard attacked and killed Siddamma of Kannayakanahalli village on Friday.
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As the attacks happened within a range of 6 km, therefore, the forest officials have expressed suspicion that these killings may be by the same leopard. Sources said that as the leopard has turned into a man-eater, shoot-at-sight orders have been given.
Following these incidents, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has ordered the formation of a special team to trace the leopard. Speaking to the media in Mysuru, he said that the forest officers have been instructed to form a special team.
Recent leopard attack deaths
- October 31, 2022 – Leopard killed a college student at Mallikarjuna Hill near Bannur
- December 01, 2022 – Leopard attacked and killed another college student at M.L. Hundi near Bannur.
- January 20, 2023 – An old woman in Kannanayakanahalli of T.Naraseepur taluk killed
- January 21, 2023 – An 11-year-old boy was killed in Horalhalli village of T Narseepur taluk