Leopard on the loose
July 20th, 2011
09:03 AM ET

Leopard killed after mauling six in India

Officers shot and killed a leopard after it strayed into a village and attacked six people in West Bengal, India, according to media reports.

The leopard attacked a woman and two men, The Australian reported.

People in the densely populated slum village of Prakash Nagar climbed onto rooftops as forestry officers pursued the big cat and vice versa, Sky News reported. Several attempts to tranquilize it failed.

Things seemed to calm down after the leopard sought refuge in bushes, but it leaped out at three officers, Sky News reported. An officer finally wounded the animal, and it later died at a veterinary clinic.

One forestry officer was reported critically injured.

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  1. sahil kulkarni

    The effect of having 1.2 billion people and increasing are showing. Soon, India will have only people and buildings. No tress, no animals, no water and no food. Good day for everybody.

    August 15, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Indian cooking home

    South native indian tamil Brahmin preparing food is actually strictly vegetarian.... rEcently though these are now being used for a lot of the brahmin recipes.Indian Food

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