Chandrapur, Maharashtra: According to Forest Department report, five-year-old girl was killed by a leopard on Wednesday evening.
Senior officials said that the girl was identified as Lavanya Dandekar.
Her father is a CISF soldier deployed at the Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station.
Speaking to media, the officials said that while Lavanya was playing outside in the staff colony area, a leopard attacked and dragged her into bushes.
She was found in the forest some distance away and was brought declared dead at hospital.
While addressing the media, Rahul Karekar, Forest Officer of Chandrapur Range, said that the forest department has installed a cage and few camera traps to capture the leopard.