A leopard strayed into a village and killed an 8-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh's Balrampur district, an official said on Sunday.
Rukmini, a resident of Baalu village located adjacent to Sohelwa forest had gone to relieve herself when she was attacked on Saturday evening, divisional forest officer R K Mittal said.
The animal dragged the girl inside the forest and her mauled body was found late night, he said, adding that the body was sent for post-mortem examination.
Two teams have been formed and drone cameras are being used to trace the leopard, Mittal said.
The victim's family was given Rs 5 lakh as compensation, he added.
The officer urged the villagers not to leave their children alone and asked them to keep the courtyards of their houses adequately illuminated.
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