Saturday, November 03, 2012

Leopard kills two-year-old girl in Junagadh, injures another

Leopard kills two-year-old girl in Junagadh, injures another
The Indian Express

A two-year-old girl died after a leopard attacked and dragged her for about 100 metres while she was playing at a mango orchard in Kadwasa village near Kodinar in Junagadh district on Friday evening.

Another girl, believed to be about three or four years old who playing nearby, was injured apparently by the big cat.

The victim was playing at her family's mango orchard, with her mother and grandmother nearby, when the leopard attacked her around 7.30 pm. The two women gave chase to the leopard and the animal dropped the girl around 100 metres away. The girl died after some time.

Soon, forest officials reached the spot and discovered that another girl had been injured. It is presumed that the same leopard may have attacked her, said Dr K Ramesh, deputy conservator of forests at Gir West Division, adding that forest staff were laying traps to catch the animal.

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