Srinagar: A wolf was killed after it mauled a youth in an apple orchard at Qazigund area in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Wednesday.
Eyewitness told GNS that a youth Farooq Ahmad Deava son of Abdul Hamid Deava resident of Panzath village of Qazigund who was returning to home from his apple orchard when the beast attacked him.
The cries of the youth got attention to the nearby locals who rushed to the spot and saved him from the clutches of wolf, they said.
The injured youth was immediately shifted to nearby hospital where from he was referred to district hospital Anantnag, they said.
The locals attacked the wolf with sticks and stones, leading to the death of the animal.
Soon after the incident, the sleuths of wild life department and police reached the spot who took the unconscious wolf to the concerned department. However the animal was found to be dead.
While confirming the incident, an official of the wild life department, Qazigund, Parvaiz Ayoub Mugal told GNS that animal is very rare.
“In fact ever since my transfer to area, I have come across the animal first time. Locals have told us that a group of such animals have been roaming in the area from past few days,” he said.