Leopard eats and kills 12-year-old girl who slept next to her parents

Leopard (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

The parents of a young girl in India, are devastated after they woke up and found their daughter’s half eaten body in the backyard of the family home.

Udaipur police said that the incident unfolded on Thursday around 12:00 a.m., while 12-year-old Ravina slept next to her parents, Ranjit Singh and his wife.

The leopard dragged the girl out of the home and to the backyard, where it ate her body and killed her. The girl's mother did not realize that she was missing until 4:00 a.m.

The girl's mother and father ran outside to look for their daughter, and they called police. Ravina was eventually found dead in the backyard of the parents’ home.

Teeth marks matching those of a leopard, were found on the body of the girl. Police said that they are searching for the animal, and once it is caught, the leopard will be killed.