12:35 GMT19 April 2021
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    Ever since India introduced lockdown to combat the COVID-19 pandemic last March, several animals, including endangered ones, have been spotted roaming the streets in different parts of the country.

    Panic gripped a residential area in Indore - the most populous and largest city in India’s Madhya Pradesh State - after a leopard left five people wounded on Thursday, police officials said. 

    According to local police, the incident triggered panic in the region and forest officials were put on the alert.

    A video of the leopard attacking people has gone viral on social media.

    In the video, the leopard can be seen attacking a policeman as others involved in the rescue operation attempt to divert the wild animal’s attention from the hapless officer. There is a lot of commotion in the background as the leopard, frightened by the movement and noise around him, can be seen trying to defend its territory.

    ​According to the local police and forest department, it will take hours to capture the leopard. 

    Forest officials confirmed that the injured people have been rushed to hospital for treatment.


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