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One dead, 4 hurt in leopard attack

A leopard which wandered into a city in eastern India went on a rampage, killing one man, swiping off part of another man's scalp and injuring three other people before authorities tranquilised it.

Residents in Gauhati said the big cat attacked a 50-year-old lawyer as he talked on his mobile phone outside his home. He was taken to hospital but later died.

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.

Gauhati wildlife official Utpal Bora said authorities planned to release the animal at a wildlife park about 120 miles west of the city.

Conservationists said deforestation has increasingly pushed leopards into populated areas.


From Belfast Telegraph