Rajkot: A 50-year-old woman was attacked by an lion in Mithapur Nakki village in Dhari taluka of Amreli district on Monday night.
Gulab Vaghela was attacked when she sleeping outside her hut in a farm. She was rushed to the nearest health centre but shifted to Amreli Civil Hospital due to severe injuries in the back and hand.
According to forest officials, two lions and a lioness were seen in the farm and one of them mauled the woman. The lion grabbed her by the hand and tried to drag her. As she screamed for help, some people nearby rushed there. Seeing them, the lions went away into the forest.
Assistant conservator of forest, H J Thakkar, said, “Generally, lions don’t attack on humans. We will have to probe what was trigger for the attack. They might have had some non-vegetarian food and thrown the remains near-by, which attracted the lions.”
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