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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
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Man-animal conflict,Vibgyor school,Whitefield
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 peoplewho 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.

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

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

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

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.

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