According to Jayant Patel, deputy conservator of forests, a team from the forest department apprehended the lioness at 3 a.m. from the mining region of Babarkot village.
The animal was tranquilised with a dart and shifted to a wildlife rescue centre at Babarkot, he said.
He said “We have collected the blood and saliva samples of the lioness to ascertain the reason for the behaviour,”.
The big cat had terrified locals after it injured three men on Sunday morning and three more in the evening near the village in Jafrabad range forest. The injured persons were taken to different hospitals for treatment.
As per the census conducted by the state forest department, the lion population rose by 29 per cent to 674 in 2020 from 523 recorded in 2015