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Caught on camera: leopard attack in Maharashtra village

Caught on camera: leopard attack in Maharashtra village

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Chandrapur:  In an indication of increased conflicts between man and animal, leopard attacks have been on the rise with the latest one occurring in Chandrapur in Maharashtra. The attack which was caught on camera shows terrified residents trying to chase away the leopard with rods and instead fleeing for their lives when the leopard turns on them.

In one instance a man is badly mauled on the rooftops. A crowd of men armed with rods can be seen running helter and skelter as the leopard turns on its attackers. According to reports the animal was eventually captured by the forest department and subsequently released into the wild.

An eight-year-old girl was killed by a leopard in Bahraich in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. Another leopard was found dead in a well in the Chandrapur area one day ago. Yet another leopard killed two people within three hours again in Chandrapur five days ago.

Story First Published: April 21, 2014 18:38 IST

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