Leopard kills one, scalps 2nd in India

2012-01-09 12:39

Gauhati - A leopard that wandered into a city in eastern India went on a rampage, killing one man, swiping off part of another man's scalp and injuring three other people before authorities tranquilised the animal.

Neighbours in Gauhati said the big cat attacked a 50-year-old lawyer as he talked on his cellphone on Sunday evening outside his house. He was rushed to hospital where he died.

Four other people were injured, including a man who had part of his scalp torn off by the animal in a dramatic episode captured by a local newspaper photographer.

Gauhati wildlife official Utpal Bora said authorities plan to release the animal at a wildlife park about 200km west of the city.

Conservationists say deforestation has increasingly pushed leopards into populated areas.

  • Sharkshoot - 2012-01-09 12:55

    He's clearly got a thing for spicy food.

      Thando - 2012-01-09 13:04

      So if you are killed by a lion should I also make food jokes ? Typical insensitivity

      Sharkshoot - 2012-01-09 18:09

      I would not curry favour with lions.

  • Tlou - 2012-01-09 13:04

    this is terrible, shame!

  • Nitronic - 2012-01-09 14:01

    Look at the pic the guy's wig fell off!!!!

  • Cameronl - 2012-01-09 15:07

    I'm just happy they never shot the animal like some of the other idiots in this world have previously done

  • ludlowdj - 2012-01-09 15:38

    A recent documentary called called "the last tiger" (Yes I know, I know) highlighted the challenge facing big cats in the wild, These animals are highly territorial and mans continued expansion into their habitats as well as the destruction of their hunting grounds to make way for self subsistence farming results in less land being available to the cats and even where there is sufficient land the farming activity seriously impacts on the availability of prey for them to hunt. Until man faces reality and acknowledges that he is little more than a virus killing its host, and starts to actively control and reduce population growth to 0% he will simply continue to be able to provide less and less for more and more people.

      Nicholas - 2012-01-09 21:07

      You have that 100% correct

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