Leopard shot dead after it injuries ten people

Ghaziabad: A leopard was shot dead by locals after it injured around ten people, including two policemen, in Garhmukteshwar area near here, officials said on Tuesday.

The incident took place yesterday when the leopard strayed into a sugar cane field and attacked the labourers working there, circle officer Arvind Kumar Panday said.

Local police and wildlife officials, who were alerted about the incident, rushed to the spot to trap the animal but a police sub-inspector and a constable were injured in the process, said Panday.

The animal was later shot dead by the villagers in the presence of wild life officials, said the officer.