New Delhi, Jan 17: A 28-year old youth was mangled to death by a pride of lions in Veraval Forest range near Gir National Park in Gujarat on Friday, Jan 16.
Four people on trip to the forest range tried teasing the seven lions. After which, one of them was dragged and mauled to death before the forest officials reached the spot and tried to rescue him.
"They had illegally entered the reserve forest area. They had come to see the lions, but ventured too close to the group. People do not understand the nature of the lions. They go close to them and agitate them," says Range Forest Officer, Veraval Range, S B Vaghasiya.
The Gir National Park is the last home of the Asiatic Lion and the forests here are heavily guarded.
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)