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Rs15 lakh compensation for leopard attack victims’ families: K’taka CM

A student was killed in a leopard attack at Kebehundi village in T Narsipur taluk of Mysuru district on Thursday.

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Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday announced Rs 15 lakh compensation to families of those killed in the leopard attacks.

“For families of persons who were killed in leopard attacks, compensation of Rs 15 lakh would be provided,” he announced.

The amount of compensation is same to the one meant for the kin of those killed by wild elephant, he maintained.

Earlier, leopard movements and attacks were reported from the regions located close to forest areas. Now, leopard attack and movement cases are reported in and around Bengaluru. The forest department has taken the matter seriously, the chief minister said.

The efforts are on from last few days to catch the big cats and traps are being laid for them.

Directions have been given to the forest department to catch the leopards alive and rehabilitate them in forest areas, he said.

There are leopards in the elephant corridors of Mysuru and Bengaluru. To contain the leopard menace, a special team has been formed and they are given specific directions, Bommai said.

To catch the leopards who have come out of jungles, a dedicated team is working, he said.

CM Bommai also said all efforts are being made to stop leopard attacks in the state capital vicinity .

A student was killed in a leopard attack at Kebehundi village in T Narsipur taluk of Mysuru district on Thursday. The victim has been identified as Meghana, a final-year B Com student of the government college in T Narsipur.

One more death was reported from Chamarajanagar near Mysuru border.

Leopards were spotted in Kengeri, Kumbalagodu, Devanahalli and surrounding localities of Bengaluru.

A search is underway in both cities and the authorities have requested people to maintain caution.

(With Inputs From Agencies)