Jorhat, Dec 27: At least fifteen people, including three forest personnel, had been injured in a leopard attack withinside the Jorhat district of Assam, officials informed.
According to the forest officials, the incident took place around Rain Forest Research Institute (ICFRE) located at Chenijan. The leopard got here out of a forest located within the institute and started attacking people without provocation, they stated.
“Several people including three forest department staff have been injured in the attack. The leopard’s behavior is erratic as they usually don’t attack humans,” said Mohan Lal Meena, superintendent of police (SP), Jorhat.
Meena informed that all the injured people were admitted to the hospital, stating their condition is not serious. Forest department officials are present in the area and trying to tranquilize the leopard, he said.
“Several of the injured needed hospitalizations, although they are all out of danger now. Even as we speak, more people with injuries are being brought here,” Jorhat Medical College and Hospital spokesperson Purnima Barua said.