Leopard enters Bengaluru school, trapped after injuring five - Video inside

The leopard entered the Vibgyor School at Kundalahalli near Whitefield at around 4 am today.

Updated: Feb 08, 2016, 01:01 AM IST
Leopard enters Bengaluru school, trapped after injuring five - Video inside
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Bengaluru: In a shocking incident, a leopard entered a school compound here on Sunday injuring at least five people.

As per media reports, the officials of Forest Department and police tranquilised and trapped the big cat after 14-hour long operation.

The leopard entered the Vibgyor School at Kundalahalli near Whitefield at around 4 am today.

A CCTV grab of the leopard captured inside the school shows the big cat jumping over a boundary wall and entering the school compound.

The big cat was also caught-on-camera attacking few people present inside the school premises. 

However, as the school was closed on Sunday, barring a couple of security guards, hundreds of students and faculty were lucky to have escaped a ferocious attack by the eight-year-old leopard.

Of the five persons injured in the rescue operation, a wildlife activist Sanjay Gubbi, was hurt grievously.

Meanwhile, speaking to IBN Live, Dr Boralingaiah, DCP South-east Bengaluru, said, "The big cat has been confined inside a room. Efforts are on to capture the leopard."

In 2012, a leopard sighting was reported in the Whitefield area.

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