( CNN) A leopard has killed a Buddhist monk who was meditating in a protected forest reserve in India, according to local officials.
Bodhi was one of a number of monks visiting the region for a yearly prayer conference, AFP reported.
“He sat under a tree and was attacked by the leopard then, ” Chaudhuri told CNN via telephone. “The monk strolled in about 1 to 2 kilometers from the temple, into the forest to meditate. That is where he was attacked. He would go out regularly to meditate.”