Uttarakhand Youth Kills Leopard With Sickle In Self-Defence

Pithoragarh range officer Dinesh Joshi said no case was filed against the youth for killing the leopard as it was an act of self-defence.

Uttarakhand Youth Kills Leopard With Sickle In Self-Defence

Uttarakhand: The youth who killed the leopard received minor injuries in the conflict. (Representational)

Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand:

A youth in a village in Pithoragarh on Wednesday killed a leopard in self-defence, officials said.

Naresh Singh was grazing his goats in a field when a leopardess attacked the herd.

As the carnivore grabbed one of his goats, Naresh tried to save it but the leopard attacked him, Pithoragarh range officer Dinesh Joshi said.

However, the youth remained undeterred and attacked the leopard with his sickle, killing it on the spot, he said.

The incident occurred in Naini village near Pithoragarh. The dead animal was two years old, Mr Joshi said.

No case was filed against the youth as it was an act of self-defence, he said.

The youth received minor injuries in the conflict and was offered first aid at a local hospital.

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