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Leopard killed in Bihar village by locals after it injures two

The leopard strayed into Bairgachhi-Araria locality and attacked a child and a police constable Surendra Kumar Bharti.

By: Press Trust of India | Araria | Published: May 14, 2015 8:24:45 pm

A leopard was killed by mob after it injured a child and a constable in a locality under Bairgachhi police outpost in Araria, police said on Thursday.

The leopard strayed into Bairgachhi-Araria locality and attacked a child and a police constable Surendra Kumar Bharti and injured the two severely, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Rajiv Ranjan said.

Soon, a mob gathered at the spot and an unidentified man shot at the animal killing it on the spot, Ranjan said.

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Both the victims were taken to Sadar hospital for treatment, the ASP said adding, the cop had risked his own life to rescue the child from the leopard.

A forest team rushed to the spot to probe the killing of the leopard and a case was lodged against unidentified persons under provisions of the Wild Protection Act, 1972 for killing the leopard, Ranjan added.

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