A leopard had snatched away a couple’s baby after attacking them.
The incident took place on Saturday in Gujarat’s tribal-dominated Chhota Udaipur district, about 100 kilometers from Vadodara.
“Vikram Rathwa, wife Sapna, and their four-month-old son were traveling on a motorcycle when the leopard attacked them yesterday near Raipur village in Pavi Jetpur tehsil in Chhotaudepur,” said an official.
“Around dusk yesterday, the leopard, which emerged from a nearby field, attacked us, injured Sapna on her knees and snatched our infant son Ayush,” Rathwa told the media.
He claimed that his cries for help alerted villagers who assembled at the spot and managed to scare the leopard into releasing the child from its grip.
An official said that the three were taken to the state-run Shri Sayajirao General Hospital in Vadodara. Doctors there said that the infant had received injuries to his back and legs.