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Leopard kills minor girl in Jammu Kashmir

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A minor girl was mauled by a leopard in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Sunday evening.

According to sources, 3-year-old Mahiya Shabir daughter of Shabir Ahmad Bhat was attacked by the leopard when she was alone in their family car. Her parents had left her in the car before going for some work.

The leopard pounced on her and took her away from the car near Zazuna fruit mandi here on Sunday evening.

Deputy Superintendent of police Ganderbal Dr Abdul Majid said that soon after the incident, officials of wildlife department, police and locals launched a search operation to trace the minor girl.

He said that the girl was found in a field, around a kilometre from the spot she was taken away by the wild animal.

“She was rescued in very critical condition and removed to a nearby hospital,” he said, adding that however, the minor succumbed to the injuries en route the hospital.

Meanwhile, the incident has created panic in the area even as the local inhabitants urged the authorities to intensify the efforts to catch the beast.

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Chhadi Pooja begins in Pahalgam, covid guidelines followed during yatra

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As the Amarnath Yatra gets canceled this year due to the covid-19 pandemic, Chhadi yatra was carried today in Kashmir from Srinagar to Pahalgam and Chhadi pooja was performed in Surya Temple.

Devotees from all over the Country joined the yatra and participated in the pooja. They shouted the chants of Lord Shiva and expressed their happiness.

“I’m from Surat. My group of friends is here to attend the pooja. Last year the yatra didn’t happen due to covid-19 but this year we are excited and happy to take Lord Mahadev’s blessings.” said a devotee

The yatra happened by following all the covid-19 precautionary measures by the devotees as well as the priests. They also appreciated Administration’s preparations and facilities.

“Covid-19 is an invisible enemy. Unless we all follow the guidelines, we can’t be safe. Hospitals are meant for cure. The ICU beds cannot prevent us from falling ill. Government has provided good facilities and it’s our role to protect ourselves and maintain social distancing.” a Priest said

Muskan Langoo, Content writer, JK Media

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Girl slips in waterfall while taking selfie, dies

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In a tragic incident, a woman died after she fell into Aharbal waterfall at Kulgam in Kashmir while trying to click a selfie.

The mishap happened on Friday afternoon when the girl along with her cousin went for some work in a near the Aharbal waterfall. While taking a selfie with the beautiful background, her foot slipped and she fell in the waterfall.

The locals and SDRF team gathered around to save the girl. She was taken to a Hospital in Manzgam where the Authorities detained her for one hour and was later referred to Kulgam’s Hospital.

The girl’s family seemed resented with the Hospital Administration’s behaviour. According to them, she tried making movement but the staff’s delay led to her death.

“The Hospital lacks facilities. Staff wasted time for interrogation and the Ambulance driver abused us. Girl’s life was more important and could get saved if she was treated on time.” said a family member

Many similar accidents have happened in recent times. The selfie trends aren’t important than one’s life. People are requested to take care while doing something like this.

Muskan Langoo, Content writer, JK Media

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2 terrorists killed in Bandipora encounter

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Two terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces at Shokbaba forest, Sumblar area of Bandipora on Saturday, informed the Kashmir Zone Police.

A search operation is currently underway, it said. Further details are awaited, it added.

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