Leopard strays into Samastipur locality, injures 2

Samastipur: Panic spread in Golapatti area of Bihar's Samastipur district today as a leopard strayed into the populated area and injured two youths.

Forest department ranger A K Jha said the carnivore, seen roaming in the road, suddenly lunged forward and pounced on the youths as they tried to net it near a mill.

As panic-stricken people ran inside their houses, officials of forest department were called in from the state capital to tame the animal.

"We don't know from where the leopard has come", Jha said.

The injured youth were administered first-aid at a government hospital at Dalsingsarai.