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Leopard mauls four-year-old to death in Uttarakhand

Press Trust of India  |  Pithoragarh (U'khand) 

A four-year-old Nepalese girl was killed by a when she was playing outside her house in a village in district, a forest department official said today.

The incident occurred yesterday in the village of Tuped. The attacked Sarita Yogi, daughter of Nepalese labourer Devendra Yogi, and dragged her to a nearby forest area, Divisional Forest Officer (Bageshwar) A K Sharma said.

Sarita's mutilated body was recovered this morning and handed over to her relatives after a postmortem, Sharma said.

The residents of Tuped demanded that the be declared a "man-eater".

"Our school-goingchildrenare in panic after the incident," said Jagat Singh Khetwal, a local.

"We have ordered our staff to install a cage to trap the leopard. We are considering whether to declare it a man- eater," the DFO said.

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First Published: Fri, October 06 2017. 17:28 IST