UP: Mother fights leopard; saves her 4-year-old daughter from his claws

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Lucknow, Dec 9: God could not be everywhere so he created mothers. The power of a mother's unconditional love for his child was proved when a woman in Lucknow, bravely fought with a fierce leopard and she protected her 4-year-old daughter from his claws.

According to media reports, Phoolmati, a woman in her mid-30s, was passing through fields, with her two little daughters--- Gudiya and Richa, at a village in Motipur range of Katarniaghat wildlife sanctuary, on Sunday, Dec 6, morning.

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As it was early morning, a leopard was reportedly hiding behind the bush, when he noticed the trio. Then, he suddenly attacked and dragged her 4-year-old daughter into the field.

Without wasting anytime, the shocked woman raised an alarm to alert nearby villagers. But no-one heard her cries. Then, she took it upon herself to single-handedly save her child.

For nearly 30 minutes, Phoolmati pelted stones on the wild cat, to divert his attention. In the meanwhile, villagers also gathered there, after which he retracted.

Woman and her daughter, who received minor injuries were taken to a local health care centre.

Some locals alleged that they have alerted forest officials that a leopard was lurking there, but they did not take it seriously, TOI reported.

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