A five-year-old boy was mauled to loss of life by a leopard in Gujarat’s Chhota Udepur district, a forest division official mentioned Tuesday.
The assault befell when Vansh Rathwa was enjoying close to his home in Umarva village in Pavi Jetpur taluka on Monday night, mentioned Deputy Conservator of Forests Nilesh Pandya.
“The leopard grabbed the kid by his neck, and tried to pull him away at the same time as his father pelted stones on the animal to avoid wasting his little one. The boy sustained deep accidents to the neck and died en path to hospital,” Mr Pandya mentioned.
“Umarva is a income village situated close to a forest space. The leopard might have strayed looking for prey and water. The area has obtained low rainfall this yr,” he mentioned.
Mr Pandya mentioned 5 cages and lure cameras have been positioned within the space to seize the leopard and forest workers have been protecting vigil.
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