26 May, 2007 l 1509 hrs ISTlPTI
VADODARA: A 12-year-old boy was killed in a leopard attack near Mahudha area of the city, forest department officials said.
Arjun Kumar was sleeping outside the hut along with his family members when the animal attacked him on Friday, officials said.
The boy's body was later recovered. The pugmarks of the leopard have also been found. Cages have been kept by the forest department in the area to catch the leopard.
According to officials "this is first time, such an attack by a leopard is reported in the area, which mostly has sugarcane fields."
Meanwhile, a caracass of a female leopard was recovered from Sadakpor village in Chikhli taluka of south Gujarat on Friday.