Assam: Leopard jumps on passenger vehicle in Jorhat, forces man to freeze on spot

Assam: Leopard jumps on passenger vehicle in Jorhat, forces man to freeze on spot

A winter break trip in Assam's Jorhat district turned wild when a leopard jumped into a passenger vehicle in the morning hours of December 26.

As per reports, the incident was reported near Rain Forest Research Institute.

Notably, the leopard first attacked a family which included a father, mother and their two children in the Sotai area of the district and later jumped upon a moving vehicle while trying to escape from the human habitant.

On the other hand, the forest officials, upon receiving information, rushed to the spot with rifles and firecrackers to chase the leopard away from the residential area. 

Following this, two forest officials were injured during the ordeal.

The injured were rushed to Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH) for medical attention.  

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The man-animal conflict in different districts of Assam has witnessed several unwarranted deaths and injuries.

Earlier on December 25, two people lost their lives after a wild elephant attacked them in Assam's Sonari.

As per reports, the incident took place on December 25 night in the Charaideo district of the state.

The wild tusker, who had come out of the forest in search of food, went on a rampage, destroying two huts and killing two villagers identified as Bikash Tanti and Gobind Tanti. 

It is worth mentioning that the elephant-human conflict in Assam has become habitual for many villages, often resulting in the loss of lives.

Again a man was grievously injured in a leopard attack that took place in Guwahati’s Ganeshpara area on December 25. 

As per locals, the victim man was attacked while he was taking bath near a well at his residence.

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