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article imageLeopard kills one man in India

By Owen Weldon     Jan 9, 2012 in World
A man was killed in eastern India after a leopard wandered into the city and killed him. The leopard also took off part of another man’s scalp.
Authorities were eventually able to tranquilize the leopard, but not before it injured three other people besides the man that died and the man who had some of his scalp swiped off.
According to The Star, neighbors in Gauhati said that the man who was killed was a 50-year-old lawyer. They say that he was outside his house, talking on his cellphone when the leopard approached him and attacked him. The incident took place Saturday evening and he was rushed to the hospital where he died on Sunday.
According to CBS, the leopard left four other people injured. One man actually had some of his scalp ripped off. A local newspaper photographer captured the attack as it happen.
According to MSNBC, the leopard wandered around homes and jumped over walls, and then at one point a man was chasing the leopard with a metal rod. People were warning him to stop and the leopard eventually attacked the man.
Wildlife officials eventually arrived at the scene and tranquilized it. Officials say they plan on releasing the animal at a wildlife park located about 120 miles west of the city.
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