Kummari Balaiah (58), a farmer, of Peddakadapagallu village in Bichkunda mandal, who was mauled by a leopard on Tuesday evening died on Wednesday early morning. He breathed his last while being shifted to the district headquarters hospital after an overnight treatment at the Area Hospital at Banswada.

Balaiah was attacked by the big cat when he was working on his field abutting the forest belt. His family members went to the field after he did not return even after dusk and found him in a pool of blood. They found the leopard’s pugmarks around the area. Balaiah too confirmed that he was attacked by the wild animal. The leopard had reportedly come on to the field when it was raining.

Was attacked when he was working

in his field