Rudrapur : A 10 – year – old girl was mauled to death by a leopard in Devipur village of Nanakmatta town in Udham Singh Nagar district on Thursday evening. Her severed body was recovered from sugarcane fields.
Sub-inspector of Pratappur outpost Vijendra Kumar said that the girl, identified as Anandi Joshi, went missing from home on Thursday evening.
” The villagers were looking for her when they heard some roars from a nearby sugarcane field. The villagers cordoned off the field and entered inside with fire torches in their hands where they found the body of the girl, ” he said.
Gram pradhan Ramesh Yadav informed the police. ” Our team. along with wildlife teams, went to the area and found paws and jaw marks on the body and sent it for postmortem examination, said Kumar.
Meanwhile, Yadav demanded compensation for the bereaved family and asked to declare the leopard a ‘man-eater.