A leopard, which had strayed into Bal Badar village in Dungarpur district, succumbed to injuries after villagers pelted stones at it. The animal had mauled over 10 people.
“Around 8 am we received information that a leopard had strayed into the Bicchwada forest area. A range officer and other staff were sent to the area. A rescue team was also sent to avoid any casualty,” deputy conservator of forest Dungarpur S Sarath Babu said.
“The leopard was hiding inside a house when our shooter went in to check on it. The leopard attacked him, injuring his back. He was sent to a hospital in Udaipur,” said Babu.
Hundreds of villagers surrounded the leopard and started pelting stones. The injured leopard succumbed to injuries at around 2.30pm.
On Wednesday, the leopard had injured four persons. The animal injured three persons, including a woman, who was working on a farm, police said.
The leopard injured around 10 people, of which four were taken to the hospital and the rest were given first aid.
Since September 2016 till March this year, seven people have been killed in leopard attacks in Sariska (Alwar) region. It has made the situation so tense that the forest department had given shoot ‘killer leopard’ order. After the seventh victim had fallen prey, Sariska villagers set a leopard on fire in March.