Girl killed in leopard attack



Nashik: A five-year-old girl was killed in a leopard attack in Niphad taluka here, police said on Saturday.

The girl, identified as Pallavi Balasaheb Sanap who was playing outside her house in Shivhare, was dragged by the animal last night into the nearby sugarcane field, where she was found dead this morning, they said.

Her body was later sent to Niphad sub-hospital for postmortem, police said.

The incident has caused panic among villagers, who staged a rasta-roko on Nashik-Aurangabad highway in protest against forest department officials, for failing to trap the wild cat.

Earlier, this month a one year old child -- Durgesh Gosavi -- was also killed in the same sugarcane field by a leopard.

PTI