Family of girl killed by leopard gets relief support

DAMAULI: The family of four-year-old Ranjita Lamsal, who died in an attack by a leopard has received financial support from local authorities.

A resident of Chisapani area in Bhanu Municipality-4, Lamsal was playing outside her home when she was attacked by the wild animal.

Seriously injured, Lamsal was declared dead on arrival at the Damauli Hospital.

Tanahun Division Forest Office and Bhanu Municipality jointly provided Rs 50,000 as early relief support to Sarawasti Lamsal, mother of the victim.

The victim child's father is reportedly abroad on a foreign employment.

As per the relief guidelines concerning damage by wildlife, the family of the dead received a maximum of Rs 1 million in compensation and the necessary process has begun to provide that amount to the family, Forest Officer Kedar Baral said.