Girl killed in leopard attack

Jammu: A 10-year-old girl was killed after a leopard, who strayed into a residential area in Doda district, took her away in a nearby forest.

Sheetal Devi was in the compound of her house at Sarsa Chanderaso village in the district on Saturday, when the man-eater pounced upon her and took the girl away in the forest grabbing the minor by her neck, officials said on Sunday. The leopard had to escape after the villagers carrying “mashals” (torches) rushed to the forest. However, the girl, badly mauled by the tiger, died by the time villagers could reach the spot.

Irate over the frequent attacks by the leopard in the area, people here today protested against the government and blocked Doda-Bhaderwah road.

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