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.