Meditating monk killed by leopard in Indian forest
A monk in India was brutally killed by a leopard while meditating in a forest.
Police officials said that Rahul Walke was meditating under a tree in the Tadoba forest, which was a known tiger reserve, the PTI News Agency via the BBC reported on Wednesday.
Forrest officials had warned monks based in the forest not to go farther to other parts of the area. However, Walke found a spot that was quite far from the temple.
Another monk, who was unidentified in the report, said he saw the animal attacking Walke when he visited his spot to give him food. He added he tried to seek help from others, but found Walke already dead when he went back.
The report also cited that state government officials would give 1.2 million rupees (around P883,500) to Walke’s family.
Authorities are now looking for the leopard that killed Walke. “We have set up two cages and a camera trap, and we will try to tranquilize the animal,” forest official GP Narawane said. Katrina Hallare/ra
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