A seven-year-old girl, Santwana Digal, was injured by a leopard at Dalbali village near Tumudibandh in Kandhamal district on Saturday night. The girl was out of danger.
The family of the victim was sitting on a cot outside their house after having their meal. Leaving behind the girl on the cot, her parents went inside for some work. Later, Santwana fell asleep on the cot. When her parents came out with a kerosene lamp in hand, they saw a leopard sleeping under the cot. The panicked leopard jumped on the sleeping child and injured her.