Leopard captured after injuring man in Poonch

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A leopard on Monday attacked and injured a man in Poonch district. Following the attack, the authorities captured the beast.

Official sources said that one person namely Zafar Iqbal son of Mohammad Sadiq Gujjar, a resident of Marha village in Surankote, was attacked by the leopard in the wee hours in the area.

The people nearby made hue and cry which made the animal run away and left the person seriously injured, the said. The locals brought the injured person immediately to SDH Surankote for treatment. After giving first aid, they said, the injured was referred to District Hospital Rajouri for further treatment.

Later, Wild Life Team Surankote Headed by Ranger Officer Wildlife Idress Khan along with team rushed to the spot and capture leopard. Mushtaq H. Choudhary, Wildlife Warden Rajouri-Poonch, said that the animal was later shifted to veterinary hospital Rajouri. (GNS)

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