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Caught in urban maze, leopard attacks 5 ppl

DNMUM405521 | 1/14/2018 | Author : Virat A Singh | WC :324 | Mumbai



Mumbai: A leopard injured five residents in Nanepada, Mulund (East) on Saturday morning in panic. It was tranquillised by a leopard rescue team from Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) at around 11:40 am.
The forest department is baffled how the leopard reached Nanepada, since there are no green buffers near Mulund.
The chaos started at 7 am, when the male leopard , about five years old, was first spotted in the congested residential locality. Residents raised an alarm and in panic, the leopard ran amok through the narrow by-lanes, attacking anyone it crossed.

It first attacked carpenter Balaji Kamate, injuring his face. Suresh Basutkar, Sunita Sonawane and Savita Kuthe came next — they sustained wounds o
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