Social media was set abuzz on Tuesday by a video of a pride of eight lions roaming about a human habitat in Junagadh district.
The video, captured on a mobile phone, shows the pride, which also had two cubs, strolling in the residential area of Junagadh near the Girnar Darwaza area on Monday night. The video was shared widely on social media, causing panic in the area.
Meanwhile, one person was also reported to be seriously injured when three lions attacked him in Gujarat’s Amreli district. Forests officials said the man from the shepherd community was attacked by three lions while he was grazing goats near Adsang village. He was hospitalised in Savarkundla.
Between March and May this year, three persons have been killed in attacks by lions in Amreli district. An old woman was killed in similar attacks by lions in the adjoining Gir Somnath district during the same period.