Dehradun: In a deadly incident of human-wildlife conflict in Uttarakhand’s, a leopard attacked and killed a 55-year-old woman in Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand on Thursday morning. Reportedly, the now-deceased woman was identified as Godambari Devi, a resident of Dabra village in the district. She was working in the fields near her house when the leopard pounced on her around 11:30 am, according to the authorities of the western Amli forest range.Upon noticing the big cat dragging the woman to the bushes, residents of an adjoining village raised an alarm. Unfortunately, by the time, the people of the woman’s village reached the spot, she was already dead and the feline had vanished into the forest, according to news agency PTI.Furious over the incident, villagers demanded the leopard be declared a man-eater and immediately terminated. Mukesh Kumar, Pauri Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) told The Times of India that that the higher authorities have instructed him to either capture or kill the animal. However, the DFO said that their first priority is to trap the animal by tranquilising it. Furthermore, the order issued by J S Suhag, Chief Wildlife Warden, states that the officials can only terminate the leopard if their attempt to trap it in a cage fails. Cages have been installed near the spot where the woman was attacked by the leopard.Lately, human-wildlife conflict has escalated significantly. It was only a week ago when a man was trampled to death by a tusker. Apparently, most of the attacks were reported in Uttarakhand’s hilly areas including Pauri, Pithoragarh and Almora.