Leopard Attack in Aarey Colony: Leopard attacks woman near Aarey Dairy, fourth attack in recent days | Mumbai News

MUMBAI: In the fourth leopard attack in Goregaon’s Aarey Colony in suburban Mumbai, a woman resident was injured two days after the animal’s failed attempt at carrying off a child.
The incident occurred on Wednesday at Visava, close to the Aarey dairy.
A CCTV footage shows the leopard lying in wait outside a house. A woman with a walking stick is seen coming out of the house and sitting down on the verandah. As soon as she sat down, she was attacked by the leopard.
The woman used her walking stick to ward off the leopard but suffered scratch marks on her face, chest and back. She has been identified as Nirmala Rambadan Singh, aged 55 years.
Gajanan Hire, in charge of the Thane Forest Division which oversees Aarey Colony, said that the claw marks clearly indicate that the attack was carried out by a sub-adult leopard.
“Immediately after the first attack was reported over a month ago, we sought permission from the principal chief conservator of forests to trap the animal. There is a protocol to be followed before we can lay the trap and which is being done.”
In the meantime, the forest department has installed around ten camera traps in the vicinity of the areas where the recent attacks have taken place. “We have ordered for more camera traps so as to ascertain whether it is one sub-adult or more,” he said.
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