Leopard kills boy in Himachal

Shimla : A leopard attacked and mauled a boy in Shimla district’s Nankhari area of Himachal Pradesh .

Villagers said after dark on Thursday they heard cries of the eleven year old boy from the edge of the village and rushed to help him .

They were able to rescue the victim from the claws of the big cat , but the seriously injured boy died on way to hospital .

It isn’t clear why the leopard attacked the boy . Villagers have demanded the shooting down of the animal .

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