Valaprai : The leopard believed to have mauled the 4-year-old boy in Valparai last week was captured on Tuesday morning.
The big cat fell into a trap laid by the Forest Department close to the house of the victim’s house yesterday.
Last week, the 4-year-old who was stood at the backdoor of his house by mother after bathing, was dragged by the leopard into the estate and killed.
Though the mother raised a hue and cry with neighbours rushing with weapons, the boy could not be tracked immediately.
Later his body was found less than 1 km from the house in the plantations.
The area is reports increased tiger attacks with as many as 10 children killed so far.
A veterinary doctor will examine the big cat today before it is released into its natural habitat at an appropriate location.