-The little girl was at the field playing with her brother.
-Incidents of leopards attacking humans have become quite frequent in Mewar region.
A 4 year old girl was mauled to death by a leopard in Gogunda's Peepad village. The incident occured on Monday evening.
The little girl was in the field playing with her brother near the fencing. The mother upon returning from work had left the daughter near the boundary fencing before attending to the field. A leopard came from the jungle and took the girl away. This was spotted by a passer-by though he didn't realise that a child was being taken away.
When the mother returned from the field, she found the little girl missing. It was then that she shouted out for the girl and people gathered and realised that the leopard had taken the girl away.
Teams of forest officials searched for the little child along with around 200 villagers. They found the leopard sitting on the body of the girl in deep woods. The leopard was scared away and the body of the girl was taken to the mortuary. The forest department has set up cages to trap the leopard and cameras have also been installed on strategic locations. 10 forest guards have also been deployed. The villagers have been cautioned to stay away as there all the possibilities that the beast will attempt to attack humans again as it has tasted human flesh.