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Tumakuru: Leopard kills four-year-old boy


Team Udayavani, Jul 12, 2020, 9:19 AM IST

Tumakuru: In a tragic incident, a leopard killed a four-year-old boy at Rajendrapura hamlet at Hasige Hobli village near Huliyurudurga in Kunigal taluk on Saturday, in the third such attack by big cats in the district in a span of six months.

As per sources, the boy had gone along with his mother to wash clothes at a tank, the animal attacked him as he was playing there. A passerby who witnessed the incident scared the animal, it escaped leaving the boy’s body behind.

Following the incident, deputy conservator of forests Girish who visited the spot said that as the deceased boy’s family does not have a bank account, the compensation of Rs 7.5 lakh will be transferred only after getting it opened by Tuesday, July 14.

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