Amazing moment a passer-by in Indian city was scalped by a ferocious jungle leopard... and lived to tell the tale
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
Leopard attacks four people in residential areaBy DAILY MAIL REPORTER
A fully grown leopard attacked and injured four people after it strayed into a residential area in the north-east Indian city of Guwahati today.
The locals were seriously wounded by the leopard after it ran into a house on the busy Nabagraha Road in a central residential neighbourhood of Silphukhuri.
An auto rickshaw driver managed to cage the panicked leopard inside the house, which was kept locked until forest department officials arrived and sedated the animal.
Panic: the leopard strays into a home and take s a swipe at a man trying to capture it
Terror: the leopard lashes out
One of the injured was admitted to hospital with injuries to his head and face.
"We believe the cat strayed into the area from a nearby hillock, maybe in search of food," a forest department official said.
Large areas of the jungle have been cleared to make way for the construction of houses.
Injury: Two men help one of the three seriously wounded by the leopard that strayed into a home in a bustling residential part of the Indian city of Guwahati
Piece of the action: Photographers and onlookers crowd to see the tranquilised animal as it is taken to away for observation at Assam State Zoo
Caught: the leopard is taken to Assam state zoo. Attacks by wild animals have increased as nearby jungle has been cut down