Advertisement

Stray leopard injures 4 people in northern India

Click to play video: '4 injured as leopard goes on rampage in India' 4 injured as leopard goes on rampage in India
WATCH: A forest ranger said the big cat bit one forest ranger and clawed two others as they tried to capture it with a net – Feb 1, 2019

NEW DELHI – A leopard strayed into a residential area in northern India on Thursday and injured at least four people before it was locked inside a room, a forest ranger said.

Kuldip Kumar said a group of rangers reached the area in Jalandhar city in northern Punjab state after residents alerted police. He said the leopard bit one ranger and clawed two others when they tried to capture it with a net, and injured at least one resident who pelted it with rocks.

The injuries were not life-threatening.

WATCH: Wildlife team rescues leopard trapped in well in India

Click to play video: 'Wildlife team rescues leopard trapped in well in India' Wildlife team rescues leopard trapped in well in India
Wildlife team rescues leopard trapped in well in India – Jan 4, 2019

Kumar said the animal entered a room in a building and was locked inside by the rangers.

Story continues below advertisement

Conflicts between humans and animals are on the rise in India, where people have begun living in areas near and even inside reserves.

Sponsored content