Maharashtra: Leopard drags five-year-old girl into bushes, kills her

Published: 27 August, 2020 09:38 IST | PTI | Chandrapur

The girl was found in the forest some distance away and was brought declared dead at the hospital

This picture has been used for representation purpose only
This picture has been used for representation purpose only

A five-year-old girl was killed by a leopard here on Wednesday evening. The deceased was identified as Lavanya Dandekar, officials said. Her father is a CISF jawan deployed at the Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station. While Lavanya was playing outside in the staff colony area, a leopard attacked and dragged her into bushes, officials said.

She was found in the forest some distance away and was brought declared dead at hospital.

The forest department has installed a cage and few camera traps to capture the leopard, said Rahul Karekar, Forest Officer of Chandrapur Range.

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