An eight-year-old girl was killed by a crocodile in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar forest division on Friday, said forest officials.
“Her sister said when they went near the water body a crocodile attacked her sister and dragged her into the deep waters. She told her parents, who informed local police and forest officials,”:Neeraj Sharma, divisional forest officer (DFO)
The range officer said the police have sent the body of the girl for post-mortem.
“The family of the girl will be provided compensation after the completion of the paperwork,” he said.
In Uttarakhand, crocodiles are found in the Corbett landscape, Terai area, some areas of Haridwar forest division and Rajaji National Park landscape.