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Four People Injured In Nashik Leopard Attack, Finally Caught By Forest Department

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| January 25 , 2019 , 18:28 IST

A leopard wreaked havoc in Maharashtra's Nashik district on Friday after entering a crowded locality. The animal was caught several hours later but not before it had injured two local politicians and two media personnel.

The leopard was hiding in a sugarcane field behind a fuel station on Gangapur Road at dawn.

Before anyone could realise what was happening, it barged into the thickly populated Savarkar Nagar residential locality.

As some youths attempted to chase the animal away, it turned around and pounced on them before jumping onto the fences, walls, roofs, and terraces and then entered a residential complex only to re-emerge and resume its rampage.

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Panicked locals summoned the police and forest department officials who arrived with nets, tranquillizers, cage, and other protective gear to catch the leopard.

After a three-hour operation, the leopard was trapped inside a house and was caught by Forest department personnel at around 10:45 am and would be released in the wild after mandated formalities will be completed.

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