NASHIK: A four-year-old kid was killed close Saikheda town after he was attacked by leopard , forest authorities said.The occurrence occurred last night when Sarthak Solse, an inhabitant of Kutevasti close Saikheda in the area, was playing in the sugarcane fields where his family was working, they said.
As soon as the wild animal attacked the child, his grandmother raised an alarm. But by the time locals reached the spot, he was dragged into the thick forest area by the leopard.
Later, the animal disappeared into the jungles upon seeing a large crowd which had come to rescue the child. The boy was immediately rushed to a hospital in nearby Chandori village. However, the doctors pronounced him dead on arrival, the officials said.
Divisional woods officer Ramanujam and his group have achieved the spot. "We have set a confine in the fields to trap the panther. Prior, two confines were put just a kilometer far from this spot," said BR Dhakre, range timberland officer.