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Eight persons critically injured in leopard attack

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 13:44

Rangiya: Two leopards attacked
villagers critically injuring eight people in a village of
Kamrup (Rural) district of Assam on Wednesday, official sources said.

The leopards were spotted in the field of one Bhagaban
Deka this morning and as he raised a hue and cry, one of the
animal injured him at Madhukuchi village in Rangiya
subdivision.

The villagers rushed out with sticks and sharp weapons
to attack the leopards who in turn attacked them and injured
seven others.

While the villagers captured one of the leopards and
killed it, the other escaped.

Besides Deka, the injured were identified as Prashanta
Rajbongshi, Parama Rajbongshi, Mohidhar Deka, Dharmeswar Boro,
Mukul Deka, Niranjan Deka and Mohiram Deka.

The injured were initially admitted to the Rangiya
Community Health Centre but later shifted to Guwahati Medical
College Hospital.

Forest department employees along with the villagers
have launched a operation to capture the leopard.

The police, led by Sub-Divisional Police Officer,
have rushed to the spot.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 13:44

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