48-Year-Old Woman Killed In Leopard Attack In Odisha

Nuapada: In yet another incident of man-animal conflict, a leopard mauled a woman to death inside Lodra forest under Dharambandha police limits here on Thursday.

The deceased has been identified as Bhano Bai Majhi (48), a resident of Chhot Lodra village.

According to sources, forest officials had difficulties in retrieving the body as the wild cat stood guard near the body after killing the woman.

The incident took place within the limits of Sunabeda Wildlife Sanctuary while Bhano Bai had gone to collect cashews from the forest in the afternoon. When she did not return late in the evening, her husband Madhuram Majhi went looking for her only to find the leopard sitting next to her body.

When he and some villagers failed to drive the animal away, a team of wildlife personnel went into the forest and retrieved the body of the deceased.


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