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Leopard mauls 3 kids to death in MP, eats one of them

Press Trust of India  |  Chhindwara (MP) 

A leopard mauled to death three children in different villages of district and ate one of them, an said today.

Panic gripped the villages, all located in the fringe area of the district's forest range, following the incidents in the last three days.

"A leopard mauled to death a 12-year-old boy in Jhirpani village last night and ate half of the body," said divisional forest officer S S Udde.

The feline also attacked a three-year-old girl on Sunday when she was out with her mother and sister to collect firewood in Mohlimata village.

The same day, the leopard attacked a 10-year-old boy in Bijauli Pathar village when he was playing at his home and dragged him for about 100 metres.

"Both the children died after suffering critical injuries," Udde said.

"The forest department would provide compensation to the families of the deceased children," he said.

A has been launched to trace the leopard in which personnel from the adjoining forest range are also participating.

"Over 500 forest personnel have been pressed into the in range of the district. The forest department has installed about a dozen cameras to trace the leopard," he said.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 15:05 IST