Advertisement
Sunday, Oct 24, 2021
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

Gujarat: Lions Maul Teen To Death In Junagadh District

Efforts are underway to locate the predators, officials said

Gujarat: Lions Maul Teen To Death In Junagadh District
Representational Image
Gujarat: Lions Maul Teen To Death In Junagadh District
outlookindia.com
2020-12-22T14:32:30+05:30

A 14-year-old girl was mauled to death by a lion in Dhanfuliya village located in Gujarat's Junagadh district, an official from the forest department said on Tuesday.

The incident took place in Vanthali range forest area, where two girls belonging to a family of migrant farm labourers stepped out to answer nature's call late on Monday night, the official said.

"The girls were attacked by two young lions and one of them was dragged away and mauled to death around 2 am," said Sunil Berwa, deputy conservator of forest (Junagadh).

"Our staff who were nearby rushed to the spot after hearing some noise and saw the lions. The body was recovered soon after," he added.

According to officials, the other girl managed to escape by jumping into a water tank.

The deceased was identified as Bhavna Baria, who belonged to a family of farm labourers from Godhra in the state's Panchmahal district.

Efforts are underway to rescue the predator and cages are being placed in the area, the DCF said.

According to locals, lions have been spotted in the area since the last six months, and there have been incidents of them preying on cattle.

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Love, Respect, Awe: That's The Way Shah Rukh Khan Looks At Women In His Films

Love, Respect, Awe: That's The Way Shah Rukh Khan Looks At Women In His Films

Shah Rukh Khan is the soothing balm for millions of Indian women living an oppressive life in an insensitive, patriarchal society.

Smoke And Mirrors: NCB’s Panchnama In Aryan Khan Case Hides More Than It Reveals

Smoke And Mirrors: NCB’s Panchnama In Aryan Khan Case Hides More Than It Reveals

NCB’s methods are under the scanner as experts punch holes in ‘panchnama’, arrest memo.

IND 5-0 PAK: What's Your Favourite India Vs Pakistan Cricket Memory?

IND 5-0 PAK: What's Your Favourite India Vs Pakistan Cricket Memory?

India clash with Pakistan in a Super 12 match of the T20 World Cup in Dubai on Sunday. Here's a look back at IND vs PAK matches.

Terrorism Has Reduced, Stone Pelting Is Invisible: Amit Shah In Kashmir

Terrorism Has Reduced, Stone Pelting Is Invisible: Amit Shah In Kashmir

On his visit to Kashmir since Article 370 abrogation, Union home minister attends security review meeting, youth event, meets family of slain police officer.

Advertisement