Etawah14 minutes ago
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A 13-year-old girl, Shalu, who had gone to graze goats in Etawah district, was attacked by a crocodile two days ago and dragged into the Chambal river. Shalu’s father Jagpat Singh Bhadauria tried to save him, but he too was injured in the attack. Chambal Sanctuary and police teams with the help of local divers and motor boats started searching for the girl’s body, but so far without success.
It is being told that the father and daughter had gone to the banks of the Chambal river to feed the goat. According to the police, the incident took place when Shalu had gone to the river to feed the goats. Suddenly a crocodile appeared and dragged Shalu into the river. Seeing the daughter going to death in front of him, Jagpat Singh could not understand anything and ran to save him. The crocodile attacked them with its heavy tail and dragged Shalu into the water. Jagpat Singh only got a handkerchief tied on his daughter’s head.
Team engaged in search of girl by motor boat.
A ranger of Chambal Sanctuary said, “We have warned the residents not to venture into the river and nearby water bodies. Teams of SDRF, Century and Forest Department are busy in locating the missing girl. However, so far there has been no success. The villagers are also being made aware by the Century team, so that they should avoid grazing cattle near water sources.
Villagers gathered on the banks of Chambal river.
At the same time, the villagers living in the village situated on the banks of the river are frightened by the ever-increasing number of crocodiles in Chambal. In the months of April to June, crocodiles and alligators lay eggs in the sand on the banks of the river. These days crocodiles become very violent due to the guarding of eggs, due to which they attack the people going to the river banks on a regular basis. In the last one month, crocodiles have made two children their prey on the banks of Chambal.
Deceased baby girl Shalu (file photo).
Let us tell you, in the month of April, alligators and crocodiles lay eggs in the Chambal river. They hide them in the sand on the banks of the river and keep them. Crocodiles and alligators roam the river banks to guard their eggs until the chicks hatch from the eggs and go into the water.
In such a situation, seeing the danger of danger, crocodiles attack violently. In the last one month, including Shalu, on the banks of the Chambal river, two children have died. In the month of February, the team of Chambal Century had counted the alligators and crocodiles, where 1,200 alligators and 700 crocodiles were seen in the Chambal river flowing in the area of Etawah district.