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Leopard mauls six in village in India

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A leopard attacks a forest guard at Prakash Nagar village near Salugara on the outskirts of Siliguri on Tuesday, July 19.

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A leopard is tranquilized after attacking forest guards at Prakash Nagar village near Salugara on the outskirts of Siliguri on Tuesday. Six people were mauled by the leopard after the feline strayed into the village area before it was caught by forestry department officials.

According to AFP, six people were mauled by the leopard after the feline strayed into the Prakash Nagar village area before it was caught by forestry department officials. Forest officials made several attempt to tranquilize the full grown leopard that was wandering through a densely populated area when curious crowds startled the animal, a wildlife official said.