Agra, June 22 (PTI) A leopard wandered into a residential area and attacked a man, officials said on Tuesday, adding the animal was rescued after an eight-hour-long operation.
The victim, Sumit Solanki, received injuries in his leg as the eight-year-old animal barged into his house in Sita Naga, Jaat Wali Gali of Itmad-ud-daulah locality around 7 am and hid in his room, they said.
When Solanki entered, the leopard pounced on him.
Later, the big cat ventured into a mango godown near to the locality and a team of the forest department was informed.
A team of forest department rescued the animal with the help of Wild Life SOS and sent to Keetham, said District Forest Officer Akhilesh Pandey told PTI.
'It was a huge effort as it was in a residential area. The leopard was tranquilised so it could be safely rescued without harming any locals, the DFO said, adding it was under the supervision of experts. PTI CORR MGA MGA