In a shocking incident, a 22-year-old youth was badly injured when a lioness attacked him in Umredi village of Junagadh district, said forest officials on Sunday.
The injured, who has been identified as Ajay Jotva, was rushed to a nearby hospital, said Talala Range Forest Officer P T Kaneriya.
According to Kaneriya, he was attacked by the lioness on Saturday near the village.
Earlier in the last week of February, a three-year-old girl was mauled to death by an Asiatic lioness at Dudhala village in Maliya tehsil of Junagadh on Friday night, a forest official said. The deceased has been identified as Anjali Rathod, daughter of an agricultural labourer.
Junagadh is the headquarters of Junagadh district in the Indian state of Gujarat. The city is the 7th largest in Gujarat, located at the foot of the Girnar hills, 355 km south-west of state capital Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad.