KOLKATA: In one of the firsts, a 38-year-old woman was mauled to death by a leopard and a portion of her dead body eaten by the feline at section number 22 of Beitbari tea estate in Alipurduar district of West Bengal on Monday night.
The dead body of Sukramoni Oraon was discovered by tea garden workers on Tuesday morning. Sources revealed that a portion of her body was found eaten.
After the incident, tea garden workers informed the forest department. The incident has terrorised the entire region and several women workers have refused to venture out to collect tea leaves.
The incident has also put a question mark on the security of the children who take the route to go to school.
Two children have earlier been killed by leopards in the same region. Meanwhile, forest officials have put up traps to nab the leopard.