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Stray Leopard Caught In Guwahati, One Killed

Stray Leopard Caught In Guwahati, One Killed

Mtoday news/ ITV

Guwahati, Jan 8, 2012 : A fully grown leopard strayed from the nearby jungle into the residential Silpukhri area on Saturday.


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Guwahati:  A leopard that wandered into Guhawati went on a rampage, killing one man, swiping off part of another man’s scalp and injuring three other people before authorities tranquilized the animal.

Neighbours in the area said the big cat attacked a 50-year-old lawyer as he talked on his cell phone on Sunday evening outside his house. He was rushed to hospital where he died.

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Four other people were injured, including a man who had part of his scalp torn off by the animal in a dramatic episode captured by a local newspaper photographer.

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Forest rangers arrived at the spot. They first prepared a tranquilizer injection and with a gun immbolized the animal.


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Guwahati wildlife official Utpal Bora says authorities plan to release the animal at a wildlife park about 120 miles (200 kilometers) west of the city.

Conservationists say deforestation has increasingly pushed leopards into populated areas.

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