Watch: Leopard attack in Ganderbal leaves 5 injured, authorities capture animal alive

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New Delhi: Five people, including two women and three wildlife department officials, sustained injuries in a leopard attack in Ganderbal on Wednesday. Despite the aggression, authorities successfully captured the leopard alive. Locals alerted the concerned department upon spotting the leopard, prompting a large-scale search operation. During the hunt, three wildlife officials and two women were injured in encounters with the leopard. After strenuous efforts, the wildlife officials managed to capture the leopard alive. The injured individuals have been taken to a nearby medical facility for treatment.

Leopard injures 5 in Delhi

Incidents of leopards entering urban areas and houses and attacking people are not rare as there have previous instances. On Monday, A leopard entered a house in the Roop Nagar area of Delhi, injuring five people. The Delhi Fire Service was alerted to the incident around 6:20 am and immediately dispatched five fire tenders to Jagatpur village in Wazirabad, Delhi. The police and forest officials were also alerted to the scene. The injured have been identified as Mahendra, Akash, and Ram Pal from Jagatpur village.

With both authorities and villagers present, the bear was securely contained within a room. Currently, efforts are underway to safely rescue the leopard,“At the scene, with the help of local residents, authorities successfully confined the leopard in a room. The injured individuals were promptly taken to a hospital,” said Atul Garg, the chief of the Delhi Fire Service. Police presence was also noted, and the forest department was notified of the situation.

12-year-old locks leopard in room

In another incident from Mumbai last month, a 12-year-old boy found himself confronting a leopard that had wandered into an office where he was immersed in his mobile phone. This courageous act unfolded one Tuesday morning at the Sai Celebration wedding hall located along the Malegaon-Nampur Road.

The boy, whose father was employed as a security guard at the venue, remained composed as he calmly exited the room and swiftly secured the door, effectively containing the leopard and preventing potential harm. Without hesitation, he promptly informed his father about the unexpected visitor.

Earlier reports of the leopard’s presence had prompted a search operation in a nearby residential area, involving local residents, police, and forest officials. Upon receiving the boy’s alert, a forest officer from the Malegaon range coordinated with the Nashik City team to safely tranquilize and rescue the five-year-old male leopard.

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