Nashik: A four-year -old girl was mauled to death by a leopard near Nashik on Thursday night.
According to available information, the incident took place around 8.00 pm on Thursday in a firm at Parmori near Nashik, some 180 kms from Mumbai. The girl was identified as Gayatri Gangurde.
It was said that the leopard pounced on Gayatri and killed her. The big cat later dragged her into a sugarcane field nearby. The incident occurred when the mother of the victim, Geetabai was working in the fields of one Deepak Salve.
Personnel of local forest department and wildlife wing were deployed the area to trap the leopard. A trap has been laid at the spot where the attack took place, forest department officials informed.
The movement of leopard in the area causes fear and panic among the locals. The man and animal conflict is also very common in Nashik region as big cat often strikes in the area and attack people.