Leopard Kills 8-Yr-Old Boy, Mauls Cow to Death in Odisha’s Nuapada

Nuapada: In a distressing incident that unfolded in Katingpani village, located within the Sunabeda Wildlife Sanctuary in Odisha’s Nuapada district, panic ensued as a leopard first mauled an eight-year-old local boy to death and then killed a cow late last night.

The leopard targeted a cow in a shed belonging to Arjuna Dharua. The leopard tried to drag the cow away, but it failed. The cow sustained severe injuries and died in front of the house.

Tragically, on the previous evening, a young boy named Dambarudhar Dharua was playing near his residence when the leopard seized and fatally attacked him. Forest Department personnel later recovered the boy’s lifeless body within the sanctuary.

The State government has announced a compensation of Rs 6 lakh for the grieving family. The Department will also propose to the government to enhance security measures, such as adequate fencing and solar lighting in the vicinity, to prevent further wildlife intrusions.

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