The leopard had strayed out from the nearby Halua Forest Reserve and had attacked Lileswar Changmai, 82, Friday morning in Laojan village of the district. The injured victim has been shifted to the Assam Medical College and Hospital in Dibrugarh for further treatment.
The leopard was first spotted by Paramjit Kaur in the courtyard of her house at around noon. Police was informed immediately and a team of around 12 people from Wildlife Department was rushed to the spot.
The two incidents took place around 36 km apart and in less than 12 hours in Junagadh district. The first victim was attacked while she was sleeping in her hut and the second woman was killed when she went out to defecate