Friday, October 24, 2008

Girl mauled by leopard in Talala


Girl mauled by leopard in Talala

Times of India


Junagadh: A four-year-old girl was picked up by a leopard from streets of Umreti village near Talala. Her half-eaten body was traced and used as a bait to cage the leopard, half- anhour later.


Daksha Vadher was playing when the leopard attacked. The eight-yearold male leopard took her 70 meters off into a sugarcane field, as traced from the pugmarks and blood.


"The leopard had pounced on the girl and killed her immediately," said assistant conservator of forest (ACF) RD Katara. "We knew that it will come back to eat the remaining part of the body, so as soon as we got the call at 8.30 pm, we reached there and placed a cage in a foliage next to the girl's body." The leopard was caged by 10.30 pm. "The leopard has been kept for observation at Sasan," said Katara.

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