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Captured in pics: When a leopard strolled into a Bengaluru school

A leopard entered a Bengaluru school early on Sunday morning and attacked at least six people who were trying to capture it.

india Updated: Feb 08, 2016 09:15 IST
HT Correspondent
Man-animal conflict

A leopard was spotted at Vibgyor school at Kundalahalli near Whitefield(Photo by Kashif Masood/Hindustan Times)

A leopard entered a Bengaluru school early on Sunday morning and attacked at least six people who were trying to capture it.

The animal entered the campus of the VIBGYOR school in Whitefield around 4 am, CCTV cameras show. It remained undetected until late afternoon when it attacked one of the school staffers.

(Kashif Masood/Hindustan Times)

The incident has once again brought to the fore the man-animal conflict on the outskirts of this rapidly expanding city.

(Kashif Masood/Hindustan Times)

Forest department officials and police were called in to capture the animal.

(Kashif Masood/Hindustan Times)

The leopard had escaped from the school premises during the day and was hiding in nearby bushes.

(Kashif Masood/Hindustan Times)

As authorities were in the middle of operations to capture it, the animal re-entered the school building by scaling a compound wall, officials said.

(Kashif Masood/Hindustan Times)

Video footage also showed a forest officer grappling with the big cat beside a swimming pool.