Bahraich (UP): A 17 year-old boy was killed by a leopard when he was working in fields in a village adjacent to the Katarniyaghat forest area here, officials said Saturday.

On Friday evening, Bindra was attacked by the big cat in Nibiya Ghaudi village, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) G P Singh said.

His family members, who were nearby, burnt firecrackers to force the leopard to flee but the victim had died by then, the officer said.

The family of the deceased is being extended monetary help as per rules, the DFO said, adding teams were sent to the village to ensure that the animal returned to the forest area. (PTI)

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