5-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Attacked By Leopard In Gujarat

The incident took place at around 10:30 am in Champathal village when the boy was playing in a farm.

5-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Attacked By Leopard In Gujarat

Forest officials said cages were being set up at various places in the area to capture the leopard (File)

Ahmedabad:

A 5-year-old boy died after he was attacked by a leopard on Saturday in Gujarat's Amreli district, a forest department official said.

The incident took place at around 10:30 am in Champathal village when the boy, Chirag Katara, was playing in a farm, he said.

"Katara is the son of migrant labourers from Dahod district. He was playing in the farm when the leopard dragged him away and mauled him to death," Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife), Junagadh, Dushyant Vasavada said.

He said the village is located in Amreli district's Liliya forest range.

"Cages are being set up at various places in the area to capture the leopard. The child's body was found by villagers," he added.

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