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Leopard Attack Shakes Guwahati Neighborhood, Authorities on High Alert

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A residential area in Guwahati city witnessed a sudden and alarming incident as a leopard ventured into a neighborhood, attacking a youth on Tuesday morning. The unexpected intrusion has left the local residents on edge, highlighting the ongoing challenge of human-animal conflict in Assam. This report delves into the details of the incident, the injuries sustained by the victim, and the subsequent efforts by authorities to address the situation.

Leopard Attack in Guwahati’s Gauri Sarma Colony: A Terrifying Encounter

In a startling turn of events, a leopard infiltrated a residential building at Gauri Sarma Colony in the Fatasil Ambari area. The big cat’s presence caught residents off guard, leading to a distressing attack on an unsuspecting youth. The victim, though significantly injured, managed to escape with the assistance of fellow residents. The injuries primarily affected the head, neck, and knee of the individual.

Swift Response and First-Aid Measures: Residents Come to the Youth’s Aid

Amid the chaos, other residents swiftly intervened to assist the injured youth. Immediate first-aid measures were administered to address the injuries before the victim was transported to a hospital for further medical attention. The prompt response of the community played a crucial role in minimizing the severity of the injuries sustained during the leopard attack.

Leopard Still Inside: Authorities and Forest Department Alerted

Even as the injured youth receives medical care, the leopard remains trapped inside the residential building, creating a precarious situation. Local authorities and the forest department have been notified of the incident and are actively involved in addressing the crisis. The challenge now lies in safely capturing and relocating the leopard to prevent any further threats to the community.

Human-Animal Conflict in Assam: A Pervasive Issue

The incident adds to the prevailing problem of human-animal conflict in Assam. While elephants are frequently involved in such conflicts, rare sightings of leopards in urban and suburban areas have also become a cause for concern. The delicate balance between human habitation and wildlife habitats continues to pose challenges, necessitating comprehensive measures to mitigate conflicts and protect both human and animal lives.

Recent Leopard Carcasses in Ganeshpara: Foul Play Suspected

Notably, the leopard attack follows the discovery of two leopard carcasses in the Ganeshpara area. The recovery of the adult leopards raised suspicions of foul play, particularly as one of the leopards was found with its limbs bound with a rope. Forest department officials initiated a probe into the circumstances surrounding the deaths, highlighting the need for vigilance against potential harm to wildlife.

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