A woman woke up in the middle of the night to find a leopard about to take her 18-month-old son. The leopard had caught hold of Dnyaneshwar’s head but released the toddler after the woman hit the animal with her hands. However, the leopard caught the hand of the mother but let her go after she raised an alarm. The incident occurred when the woman along with her son Dnyaneshwar Mali was sleeping outside their hut at Dholvad village near Ottur in Junnar, around 90km from Pune city. The toddler was injured and has marks of the leopard’s teeth around the neck and near his left eye and ear.
Published On: Apr 22, 2019