Nainital: A suspected maneater leopard was trapped and sent to Ranibagh rescue centre by the state forest department in Ramgarh in Nainital district on Thursday.
The leopard had attacked an 11-year-old girl on Tuesday evening after which the department took measures to rescue the animal to prevent it from becoming a maneater.T R Bijulal, divisional forest officer, Nainital, said that the vets at Ranibagh rescue centre would determine whether the animal has turned into a maneater.After the attack on the child,residents of the area had demanded that the leopard be declared a maneater citing other attacks by the big cat on children.A cage was installed and the leopard was trapped.Last month, a five-year-old boy in Pokhri village in Pithoragarh district was dragged away by a leopard which ambushed the family members when they got down from a taxi outside their house.
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