Leopard wounds 11 people in village
Published 20/07/2011 | 16:32
A leopard that mauled 11 people in a fierce showdown with Indian villagers has died of knife wounds after being captured.
The adult male leopard leapt at locals and forest officials as they tried to drive it into a wildlife sanctuary in West Bengal state.
Forest official Dharma Dev Rai says villagers used knives, stones and batons to beat back the cat.
It injured six villagers, a policeman and four forest guards before being hit with a tranquilliser gun.
The people are recovering from their injuries, mostly swipes from the cat's claws.
Leopards are protected in India though more are straying into villages for food.