Gir lions caged after rising attacks on local population

10 lions of Gujrat’s Gir forest have been caged after the incident of killing of three people in the last two months.

The lions would be sent to Sakkarbaug Zoo in Junagadh where others  are kept, while the others would be relocated to a safer zone. An 11-year-old boy, identified as Jayesh Solanki, was attacked by Asiatic lioness in Dhari taluka. He was found dead in a mango orchard at Ambardi village of Amreli district on May 19. The process of awarding compensation of Rs 2.25 lakh to the kin of the victims has been initiated.

People residing in the East Division of Gir forests have been issued warnings of possible big cat attacks from time to time. But they don’t follow instructions, causing such tragedies to recur.

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