Leopard attacks man in Guwahati

January 7, 2012 - India - A leopard, which had strayed into the heart of the city, attacked and injured a person at Nabagraha hill today.

Panic struck locals tried to drive away the animal, which ran into a nearby house and was kept locked in it till forest department officials, who had been informed, rescued it, official sources said. The injured was admitted to hospital. The leopard had come out of the jungles in the Nabagraha hill from its Silpukhuri side, the sources said. Rampant deforestation of Navagraha hill for construction of houses was causing depredation of habitats of wild animals forcing them to come out and attack people leading to increasing instances of man-animal conflicts, they added. Source Report