Images: Man wrestles with leopard that entered Assam residential colony

Jun 4, 2012   (4 images)

At least 13 people were injured in Duliajan township of upper Assam's Tinsukia district by a leopard on Sunday. Senior forest department officials said the leopard entered the Oil India Ltd's residential zone at around 7 am on Sunday and attacked an old person and four others who came to save him. Forest personnel from Doomdooma rushed to the spot and fired two capsules of tranquilisers at the animal. A huge crowd gathered at the spot and the leopard, which was yet to fall asleep due to the tranquiliser, attacked and injured at least eight others, including an army captain.


A man wrestles with a leopard as forest personnel try to catch it after it was found hiding inside the Oil India residential campus in Duliajan, Dibrugarh in Assam on Sunday. PTI


The unidentified man wrestles with the leopard as other officials try to catch it in a net. PTI


Forest officials shot the leopard with tranquiliser darts and it was captured after a few hours . PTI


The leopard after being captured by officials of the Department of Environment & Forests in Sivasagar district of Assam. PTI