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Gujarat: Two lionesses caged after 5-year-old girl killed in Amreli district


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Two lionesses were caged after one of them attacked a 5-year-old girl who later succumbed to injuries in Gujarat’s Amreli district, forest department official said.

The lioness attacked the girl when she was sleeping inside a hut in a farm. The victim’s parents work as agricultural labourers at Halaria village.

According to reports, the lioness dragged the girl for some distance making her seriously injured.

After the attack, a manhunt was launched to nab the lionesses as the forest department set up cage to capture them.

After a search operation, the lionesses were later caged on Friday and Saturday and taken to Sakkarbaug zoo in neibhouring Junagadh district for further examination.

β€œWhile the girl was killed by only one lioness, we caged both of them as a precaution and took them to the zoo for examination of their scat (faecal samples).

The lioness that is suspected to have killed the girl is aged 4-6 years and was seen together with an older lioness in the area,” Patel said.

In another incident, a leopard was killed in a Chhattisgarh village by the locals after it attacked a man and his son.

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