By our correspondent
Junagadh, DeshGujarat, 22 March, 2010
In a shocking incident, a group of villagers on Monday killed a lion in Gujarat’s Junagadh district.
A pair of lions(age 3-4 years) had attacked three villagers earlier.
The incident, the first of its kind happened today morning at around 11.00 am near Chorwadi Patiya in Bilakha belt of Junagadh district.
A pair of two lions first attacked three persons including deputy Sarpanch and forest guard.
When people gathered here to rescue them, both the lions fled to nearby farms.
The forest officials later spotted a body of lion killed in a farm nearby. The lion was killed using axe(Kulhadi) by villagers.
The investigation is on to arrest those responsible for killing the lion.
Three persons attacked by a pair of lions are admitted in hospital.
Meanwhile three wood-cutters involved in killing of lion were arrested from Mandanpar village under wild life act. They said they killed the lion in their self defence when they were with their axe to cut tree. The accused were also injured by lion as they too were attacked according to them.