PITHORAGARH, Sep. 19, 2022 (TBINN)

Reportedly, a three-year-old girl was snatched away by a leopard from her mother who ran towards the forest.

Later, mutilated body of the girl was recovered from the forest in Berinag in Pithoragarh District after hours. The woman was walking with her husband in the courtyard of her house when the incident happened.

Uttarakhand’s Principal Conservator of Forests and Chief Wild-life Warden Dr Sameer Sinha directed all Divisional Forest officials to increase surveillance in their areas. Dr Sinha said that as per the directions by Chief Minister, the officials immediately reached the house of deceased. Officials also set up two cages there and gave some compensation amount to family members of the deceased girl.

Since the beginning of this year at least 37 people have lost their lives in human-wildlife conflict. Also, 115 people have been injured in various attacks by leopards, elephants, tigers, bears, snakes and wild boars in the hill state.

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