Police identified the injured victim as Violet Nkhata, a Form 2 student and aged 16.
According to a police report, girls at the school were sleeping in their respective hostels until midnight when Nkhata felt a strong bite on her left leg.
Upon waking up, she discovered that a dog like animal had entered inside her mosquito net. This prompted her to start shouting for help.
The rest of the girls thereafter woke up and in fear squeezed themselves to a corner as the beast kept on biting at anything close to it including wood beds.
The Headmaster Moses Manda later called police for help and successfully managed to kill the animal.
The victim was later taken to hospital while in stable condition for further examination where she was also treated as an out-patient.
The beast was taken to police awaiting officials from the department of Parks and Wildlife for identification and disponsession.