Man-eating leopard shot dead

Dehradun, Nov 23 (PTI) A man-eating leopard, which had mauled to death two women in Uttarakhand”s Chamoli district, was shot dead by forest officials

The leopard was killed by a hunter of the forest department at Hathi park late last night, officials said.

Preliminary examination of the carcass revealed that the wildcat turned a man-eater due to the loss of its canine teeth, they said.

The leopard first struck on November 13 when it killed a middle-aged woman in Pandukeshwar village in Joshimath area.

It struck again on November 16 when a 43-year-old woman of Marwari village became its prey.

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