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Leopard killed after mauling 6 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.

People in the densely populated slum village of Prakash Nagar climbed onto rooftops as forestry officers pursued the big cat and vice versa. 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. An officer finally wounded the animal, and it later died at a veterinary clinic.

One forestry officer was reported critically injured.

Added: Jul-20-2011 Occurred On: Jul-20-2011
By: positron
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Tags: leopard, maul, india, Prakash, Nagar
Location: India (load item map)
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