Tuesday, August 26, 2008

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Lion kills Boy


­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Lion kills Boy

Gujarat Samachar

Briefly translated from Gujarati


In a rare incidence a lion killed a 8 year old boy who was asleep with his family in the hut. Sukhabhai Gaga Parmar Koli, a poor labour family, lived in a small grass hutment in grazing land hillock two kms from Munjiyasar village near Khambha in Gir E. at about night two O'clock on Saturday night, lion silently entered the hut and dragged away the little boy His sister six months old was spared of lion claws.


When Himat's father found out he woke up and informed Khambha police and forest dept. Due to rain it was difficult to track lion pugmarks. On Sunday morning, remains of dead body were found in paddy fields of Pancha Bhana Prajapati, about 1 km away from the hut.


The puzzle is, a calf and lion did not kill and instead entered killed the boy. Forest department has laid trap to catch the lion.


Kishore Kotecha's comments :- Normally a weak old nomad lion attacks human (Children specially) as they are easy pray. Such nomad lion loose its territory and pride against strong young males. So they wander outside for survival. This is also reason of over-concentration of animals inside the WLS.

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