A five-year-old boy was mauled to loss of life by a leopard in Gujarat’s Chhota Udepur district, a forest division official stated Tuesday.
The assault occurred when Vansh Rathwa was enjoying close to his home in Umarva village in Pavi Jetpur taluka on Monday night, stated Deputy Conservator of Forests Nilesh Pandya.
“The leopard grabbed the child by his neck, and tried to drag him away even as his father pelted stones at the animal to save his child. The boy sustained deep injuries to the neck and died en route to hospital,” Mr Pandya stated.
“Umarva is a revenue village located near a forest area. The leopard may have strayed in search of prey and water. The region has received low rainfall this year,” he stated.
Mr Pandya stated 5 cages and entice cameras have been positioned within the space to seize the leopard and forest employees have been protecting vigil.
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