2 injured in leopard attack


BOKAJAN, Mar 10:  Two persons, including a minor, were injured when a leopard attacked them in Silonijan Dihingia village under Borpathar police Station on Saturday.

Bali Saikia (32) and her daughter Priyanka Saikia (8) were injured when a female leopard attacked them at around 2:00pm when they are going for collecting firewood from nearby Tea Garden.

The victims of the attacked informed that the female leopard was with her cub and suddenly sprang at them while they were collecting firewood. “We somehow escape from the danger jaw of the leopard and inform the villagers about the incident,” said Saikia.

Officials of the forest department including Ranger Silonijan Forest Range Pranab Teron rushed to the Health Centre and extended all necessary helps for their treatment, sources added.