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Girl mauled to death by leopard in Dehradun

Dehradun: A teenaged girl was mauled to death by a leopard in a village near Dehradun triggering fear among residents, police said here today.  15-year-old Laxmi was assaulted by the big cat when she went

PTI [ Updated: October 25, 2013 12:56 IST ]
girl mauled to death by leopard in dehradun
girl mauled to death by leopard in dehradun

Dehradun: A teenaged girl was mauled to death by a leopard in a village near Dehradun triggering fear among residents, police said here today. 






15-year-old Laxmi was assaulted by the big cat when she went to a waterbody to fetch water in Chandmari village of Sahaspur block near Dehradun last evening, they said.  

She was dragged by the leopard to a nearby forest from where her decomposed body was recovered by villagers a few hours later, they said.

Over one thousand fear-stricken villagers of the area have demanded that the leopard be declared a man eater and shot dead.

Forest officials said a trap has been laid and forest guards deployed in the area to capture the leopard.

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