Given his horrific injuries and the regular sightings of leopards in the region in recent years, it is assumed that he was attacked by a leopard.
On Monday night, a 7-year-old child from the hamlet of Nesbal in Bandipora, north Kashmir, went missing. On Tuesday morning, his body was discovered in a nearby jungle.
Given his horrific injuries and the recent spike in leopard sightings in the region, it is assumed that he was the victim of a leopard assault.
The family reported the youngster, Zaid Bashir, son of Bashir Ahmad, missing on Monday night after discovering blood and ripped clothing in a nearby field. The police were then notified. With the aid of sniffer dogs, police, 13RR, and CRPF conducted a nightlong search, but they were unable to find the youngster.
Finally, on Tuesday morning, his mutilated and severely injured corpse was found in the jungle. Local witnesses said that the wild animal had devoured several of his body parts.
The corpse was thereafter sent to Sumbal Hospital for the autopsy. Greater Kashmir received a confirmation from Dr. Manzoor that the youngster had perished in a “wild animal attack.”
Later, the family received possession of the corpse.
The furious people protested in the streets against the Wildlife Department, claiming that the sad situation occurred as a result of their incompetence and uncaring attitude.