Chandrapur: In a horrifying incident, a five-year-old girl was killed by a leopard on Wednesday evening in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra. The girl was identified as Lavanya Dandekar, officials said, was residing at the Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station.
Her father is a CISF soldier deployed at the same area. While Lavanya was playing outside in the staff colony area, a leopard attacked and dragged her into bushes, the 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