Leopard kills six-year-old girl near Mumbai

The head of a six-year-old girl,who was attacked by a leopard,was found in the Shastri Nagar area in Mulund,sparking fear among residents

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: July 17, 2012 3:29:32 am

The head of a six-year-old girl,who was attacked by a leopard,was found in the Shastri Nagar area in Mulund (West) on Monday morning,sparking fear among residents.

According to the police,the girl was dragged away and mauled by a leopard on Sunday when she had gone to relieve herself near the boundary wall of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park.

Sanjana Thorat,the daughter of a daily wage labourer,had ventured out of her house in Shankar Tekdi area of Mulund when a leopard attacked her and dragged her inside the protected area.

Her mother,who had accompanied her,raised an alarm,following which residents came running out of their houses and conducted a search for the girl from 10.30 pm till 9.15 am on Monday.

A senior forest officer said the forest department was informed about the attack at 11.55 pm while the incident took place at 10.30 pm.

A team from the forest department reached the spot by 12.30 am.

For all the latest News Archive News, download Indian Express App

Share your thoughts
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Adda
Advertisement