Sunday, December 01, 2013

Leopard kills five-year-old girl in Junagadh village

Leopard kills five-year-old girl in Junagadh village
The Times of India

A five-year-old girl was killed by leopard in Surva village in Talala taluka of Junagadh district on Thursday late night. According to forest officials, deceased has been identified as Rekha Vavariya, 5, a tribal girl from Madhya Pradesh. Deceased's brother Hiru (18) was also injured by leopard when he was asleep and he was refereed to hospital in Junagadh.

According to sources, the incident occurred on outskirt of Surva village where a tribal family from Madhya Pradesh was staying in the makeshift arrangement in the sugarcane farm.

"Leopard entered into the hut and killed the girl. Girl died on the spot while Hiru was injured by the wild animal'' said sources. Tribal family came here for work in sugarcane field as agricultural labourers.

Sources said that agricultural labourers, mostly tribals, have become victims of wild animals in Junagadh district as they stay mostly in open agricultural field and becomes easy target of wild animals during sugar cutting seasons and other agricultural operations.

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