Girl mauled to death by leopard

Dehradun, PTI | Updated : 25 October 2013, 03:11 PM

A teenaged girl was mauled to death by a leopard in a village near Dehradun triggering fear among residents, police said on Friday.

15-year-old Laxmi was assaulted by the big cat when she went to a waterbody to fetch water in Chandmari village of Sahaspur block near Dehradun last evening, they said.

She was dragged by the leopard to a nearby forest from where her decomposed body was recovered by villagers a few hours later, they said.

Over one thousand fear-stricken villagers of the area have demanded that the leopard be declared a man eater and shot dead.

Forest officials said a trap has been laid and forest guards deployed in the area to capture the leopard.

First Published: Friday, October 25, 2013 03:08 PM
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