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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    What is so "stunning" about a man nearly getting mauled by a leopard? Poor choice of words CNN. Poor choice of words.

    July 20, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |

    These pictures read a lot like an M. Night Shamalon (sp?) movie. I think there is a lesson here somewhere, right? Or maybe a bedtime story? I'm not sure.

    July 20, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Yeah

    oh yeah Stop preaching????? u guys better stop making fun & stop lecturing those folks out there, you are just fortunate enough to sit behind a PC & lecture those poor brave guys.

    July 20, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ninja

    Indians have really bad aim...

    July 20, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. kilmo

    Ugh, really! If ever there was a time to carry a video camera, this was it. At least pull out the phone video! And I wish we could take a vote of who you feel worse for..the animal or the leopard. I feel worse about the leopard. Come on animals, take this world back! You are much better at balance than we are

    July 20, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • iamthefredman

      There goes the brainwashed video generation again.. Don't help the man with a leopard on his back biting his neck, just take video of it and post it for the world to see what an ididot I am for not helping the man with the leopard on his back biting his neck. Yes, my sentence is redundant, but just so those who need to read it twice will be able to.

      July 20, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. dike

    Only in India people would try to tranquilize an animal which is attacking humans, People are Humane there to the extreme. In other countries this animal would be killed without a second thought.

    July 20, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Devara

      Agreed. My father worked in India several years ago, and I had the pleasure of meeting many lovely people from the country. All charming, gentle and kindhearted, and lovers of nature. The West could learn a lot from them.

      July 20, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Henderjin

      Yah, right.. thats why its DEAD.

      July 20, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Babbarsher

      Get real. In India the life of a human is less than the life of an animal. Coming to think of it and looking at the history of that nation since Independence – VERY TRUE.

      July 20, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sean

      Apparently dike hasn’t seen the article from yesterday on how they are tossing newborn babies out with the garbage because they are not the preferred gender.

      July 20, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • iamthefredman

      They should get out of the jungle. This is why it is called a Third-World country. Live in a real town away from wild man-eating beasts.

      July 20, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      India is not a third-world country anymore... where are you getting your information... books from the 1970s?

      July 20, 2011 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. gummyballz

    as someone mentioned in a post, the cat was released back in the wild after being shot by rubber bullets and subdued


    maybe CNN should leave the news to someone who actually cares about the truth, maybe someone who is BIASED and not influenced by corp greed or stock holdings....

    July 20, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dw

      well turns out if they get a leopard story wrong, u find CNN biased.....
      Not when they rally the "all american" "freeing people" view about the overhead drone bombing of innocent humans in Libya
      not when they present a downed drone by iran as "IRANIAN media"s view...

      CNN is tv for the dumb americans to stop them protesting human riots violations by their government... The american people are gud-hearted in general...drop the label of free press from CNN and BBC

      July 20, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Oh great

    I was rooting for the leopard..........too bad they had to kill it.

    July 20, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Packersfan

      I would have rooted for it too only if it was attacking you.

      July 20, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mountain

    It never ceases to amaze me the cold and callous comments made after these news articles regarding human life. Someone falls off a waterfall, or is mauled by an animal, or killed in some other way, and the puffed up and ignorant comments begin. I doubt you'll be so callous or nonchalant when you are on death's door, and I pray that your caretakers will not either.

    July 20, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sean

      IS that why you keep coming back to read them?

      July 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Oh

    oh yeah Stop preaching????? u guys better stop making fun & stop lecturing those folks out there, you are just fortunate enough to sit behind a PC & lecture those poor brave guys.

    July 20, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      Yeah babey, sitting on my fat humongous azzzzzz!

      July 20, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Chris6

    You can just feel the love in this thread. Wait, did I say love? I meant to say hate. Almost everyone posting here is a hateful, ignorant, self-righteous @sshole.

    July 20, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sean

      self-righteous @sshole

      July 20, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Packersfan

    This is funny... Everytime I read an article involving another country, i see more comments on bashing that particular country and its people than the article itself.

    This is the world that we live in, republicans, democrats, straights, gays, christians, jews, hidus, muslims, americnas, mexicans... What is this... When will people learn to be one, I guess never... Then people ask why we have so many crimes, we have so many attacks... Has anyone actually looked at a word "religion" or "culture" in a dictionary... Maybe you should...

    I've learned a long time ago, if you can't say something nice about someone, just don't say anything at all... It's working for me... You should try it...

    Now after posting this, someone's going to reply, a definitely a dem!!! And this is why Americans are not getting anywhere in this world!!! Our time being the most powerful country in the world, is over!!! Because of people like you!!!

    As a great man said before, if you want to see a change in the world, start by changing yourself first!!! I'm starting to do that, hopefully by being one less assho** that this world needs... Peace my brothers and sisters...

    July 20, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  13. AJ

    if man had no weapons, there is no man today.

    July 20, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • OutOfContext

      Wrong. We evolved a brain that can provide us the ability to design and build weapons. If there were not weapons we would have horns or sharp teeth to compensate.

      July 20, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ...

    let it eat as many humans as it wants. there are billions of humans infesting the planet but not so many leopards anymore.

    July 20, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Christian Burgess

    Gods going to kick some HUMAN *utt, Respect Life – It is not solely human ... Those humans who don't respect life do not derserve it grrr

    July 20, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      since when was butt a bad word?

      July 20, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
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