Indian teen mauled to death by leopard

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A 17-year-old boy was mauled to death by a leopard in a village adjacent to the Katarniyaghat forest area here, officials said Saturday.

The attack took place when he was working in fields, the Press Trust of India reported.

It quoted a forest official as saying that Bindra was attacked by the big cat in Nibiya Ghaudi village on Friday Night.

The officer said that the victim’s family burnt firecrackers to scare the leopard but he had died by then.

The deceased’s family is being extended monetary help as per rules, the DFO said, adding teams were sent to the village to ensure that the animal returned to the forest area.