Monday, November 05, 2012

Leopard which killed two-year-old girl caught

Leopard which killed two-year-old girl caught
The Times of India

The forest department in Kodinar has caged the leopard that killed two-year-old girl in Kadvasan village in Kodinar taluka of Junagadh district on Friday evening.

According to sources, the incident occurred in Kadvasan village at around 8 pm on Friday evening when two -year-old girl identified as Sanjana Vala was playing outside her residence and Leopard took her away and killed her. Sources said that her dead body was found 200 meter away from her residence. As soon as the incident occurred, villagers gathered where the girl
was killed by leopard. The leopard, in fact, injured another girl but she was saved as local residents gathered at the spot and Leopard left the girl and escaped from the spot. Injured girl was rushed to hospital in Kodinar and is stated to be out of danger.

Forest department officials said that they had placed cages around the area from where the incident occurred and they caged the wild cat on Saturday early morning. According to wildlife activists, the incidents of human-wildlife conflicts have increased over since the population of leopards has increased. Sources say that more than 12 people have been killed by wild animals in Amreli and Junagadh district during the last 14 months.

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