A five-year-old boy was taken away by a wild animal in Himachal Pradesh’s Shimla whereas he was taking part in along with his youthful brother on the eve of Diwali, a forest official mentioned on Friday.
That is the second such incident in three months in Shimla. In August, a five-year-old lady was taken away from Kanlog locality and mauled to demise by a leopard.
Round 8 pm on Thursday, the boy was taking part in along with his youthful brother close to his home in Outdated Bus Stand space when the wild animal took him away, police official Ravi Shankar mentioned, including that it isn’t but clear which animal it was.
The boy’s youthful brother knowledgeable their household that he was taken away by a wild animal. The Fast Rescue Workforce (RRT) of the Forest Division acquired a name round 11 pm after the members of the family knowledgeable the native police in regards to the incident, he mentioned.
Mr Shankar instructed news company PTI that the RRT and a Fast Response Workforce (QRT) of the police have collectively launched a search and rescue operation.
The officer, who can be concerned within the rescue operation, mentioned a pair of trousers and a few bloodstains had been discovered close to the spot. The Forest Division is verifying whether or not they’re of the boy.
“The main focus of the Forest Division is to rescue the boy,” Shankar mentioned.
He acknowledged that the Forest Division has been unable to seize the leopard that killed the five-year-old lady in August regardless of putting in a number of cages.
The official mentioned digicam traps put in within the space confirmed that the lady was killed by the leopard.