Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Lion killed after attacking 7 persons in Ahmedabad

Lion killed after attacking 7 persons in Ahmedabad
Press Trust of India

A lion was allegedly killed by a group of men in self-defence after the animal attacked them near a village close to the Gir wildlife sanctuary in Junagadh district here today, forest officials said.

Seven men, including a forest beat guard, were injured in the lion attack that took place on the periphery of Gir Wildlife Sanctuary near the village.

According to forest officials, preliminary probe indicated that the men allegedly killed the lion with an axe in self-defence.

The injured were being treated at the Junagadh civil hospital, they said.

A case has been registered under the Wildlife Protection Act and further investigation in the matter was on, forest officials said.

The gir sanctuary is the last abode of the Asiatic Lion. 359 lions were found in Gir in the last census conducted in 2005.

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