Leopard kills monk while he meditated in Indian forest

A Buddhist monk who went out into a tiger reserve in India to meditate has been killed by a leopard.

Rahul Walke Bodhi was part of a group of monks taking part in a yearly prayer conference when he visited a space of forest in the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve on the morning of December 11.

An official from the reserve, Santosh Chaudhuri, told CNN the man was attacked by the leopard when he went and sat under a tree.

"The monk walked in about one to two kilometres from the temple, into the forest to meditate. That’s where he was attacked. He would go out regularly to meditate," he said.

The forest area, located about 800km from Mumbai, is also home to tigers and bears and has seen four other fatalities in the past few weeks.


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