A leopard died today after it was beaten with sticks by angry villagers Bahraich, Uttar Pradesh, officials said. They said leopard had attacked several people since February.
"Today morning, about six people were attacked and injured by the leopard. After that, several villagers hit the animal with sticks," a local said.
After receiving the information, officials of the forest department reached the spot and caught the leopard. Hoeweber, they could not save it.
Forest department officials said an investigation has been started in the matter. The leopard's body has been sent for post-mortem.
"Injured villagers have been admitted to a nearby hospital," a forest official said.