Leopard kills five-year-old girl in Maharashtra, drags her into forest

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While Lavanya was playing outside in the staff colony area, a leopard attacked and dragged her into bushes, officials said

Leopard kills five-year-old girl. (Representative Image)

Chandrapur: 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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