An adolescent was mauled to demise by a leopard in Chhattisgarh’s Dhamtari district on Thursday. The lady had gone to a reserve a part of the forest close to her village alongside along with her dad and mom to gather firewood, officers stated.

In accordance with forest officers, the incident occurred at Mukundpur vary of forests in Nagri block of Dhamtari, 70 km from the district headquarters and 140 km from the state capital.

In accordance with Satovisha Samajder, DFO Dhamtari, a leopard mauled Geetanjali Markam (13). “We’ve carried out the postmortem and it’s an assault by a leopard. Presently our precedence is to scale back the opportunity of such incidents repeating. We’ve mobilised our floor crew and are making certain that the villagers don’t take their youngsters with them into the forest. Our floor groups are additionally attempting to cordon off the leopard from getting into the villages,” Samajder stated, including the method of compensation for the household had additionally began.

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Geetanjali, oldest of 4 siblings, was a center class scholar and would enterprise into the forest every day to assemble wooden and to do different home chores, earlier than going to highschool, villagers stated. She was attacked atop a hillock which was proper behind the village, the place based on residents, everybody went in search of firewood.

In Might, one other 13-year-old lady had died after a leopard mauled her, forest officers stated.

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