Leopard injures two persons in Dibrugarh
Two persons were injured after being attacked by a leopard in Dibrujan area of Dibrugarh.
DIBRUGARH: Two persons were injured after being attacked by a leopard in Dibrujan area of Dibrugarh. Locals said that the leopard sneaked into the residence of one Mukibur Rahman, a local.
Unaware of the leopard's presence, two people named Aslam Ayaz (51) and Samina Begum (27) were attacked by the big cat, which was prowling inside the house knocking things around. The two were rushed to the Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH) for treatment. AMCH principal Dr Sanjeeb Kakati said that Aslam Ayaz was injured below his left eye while Samina Begum suffered minor injuries on her leg. Both were being treated at the surgery department of the medical college.
According to locals the leopard had strayed into the residential area from the nearby Maijan Tea Estate situated on the banks of the Brahmaputra. The DFO (Divisional Forest Officer) of Dibrugarh Forest Division BV Sandeep who rushed to the spot with his team said that efforts were on to capture the big cat which has now taken shelter in an underconstructed building in the same neighbourhood. A team from the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) are expected to arrive to tranquilize the big cat.
"We have sought help from the WTI team based in Tinsukia. They will arrive with tranquilisers and other equipment. We will try to capture the leopard by tranquilising him. It has now taken shelter in an underconstructed building," the DFO said.