Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Minor boy, woman killed in separate lion attacks in Gujarat

Press Trust of India  |  Rajkot 
A six-year-old boy and a woman were killed in separate incidents of attack by lions in Gujarat's Junagadh district, a forest official said today.

"Rumalsingh and his 6-year-old son Rohit were going to attend the nature's call near Maliya Hatina town of Junagadh yesterday morning when a lion attacked the boy," Range Forest officer (RFO) J N Karangiya said.

Upon hearing Rumalsingh's cry for help, some labourers staying nearby rushed to rescue Rohit, he said, adding, "The boy was later found dead near a field."

In another incident, Hansaben Dhamecha (45) was attacked by lions while she was passing through Bhesan town in Junagadh yesterday, the RFO said.

"Hansaben sustained serious injuries and was rushed to Bhesan government hospital, where she died during treatment," he added.

Notably, Gir Forest National Park, the sole home of the Asiatic lions, is spread over Junagadh, Gir-Somnath and Amreli districts of Gujarat.

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