A four-year-old girl was mauled to death by a leopard in Rabarika village on Savarkundla-Jesar Road in Amreli district on Wednesday.

The leopard took away the girl Daya Parmar who was sleeping outside her hut near a lake early in the morning.

Her parents and elder sister, all farm labourers, had gone to the near-by field for work.

The locals immediately informed the forest department and a team of range forest officer RJ Mor rushed to the spot.

Some people also claimed to have seen the leopard moveing around in the area.

"We have placed three cages to nab the leopard," said Mor.