A 70-year-old woman was reportedly mauled to death by a lioness at Vadnagar village in Gujarat’s Gir Somnath district on Thursday evening. This is the fourth such incident in the Gir region in the past three months.
According to reports, Valai Lakhnotra was cutting grass on the dike of an agricultural field when the lioness emerged from a nearby sugarcane farm and pounced on her. Later, her body was found from the sugarcane farm.
“Prima facie it appears that the lioness killed the woman. When people raised an alarm, the lioness retreated. But by that time, it had killed the woman,” Oghad Dodiya, range forest officer, said.
“Our staff are on the spot and have located the lioness. Efforts are on to rescue the animal,” added Dodiya.