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    Netizens Outraged As Indian Villagers Kill Leopard (Video)

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    New Delhi (Sputnik): The killing of a helpless leopard by villagers in the Indian state of Karnataka is evoking anger from social media users, who expressed their anger that the killing took place despite the presence of forest officials.  

    Locals were on the hunt for the leopard as it allegedly attacked two villagers last week. On Wednesday, it was spotted near a tree, and villagers from the state’s Chitradurga district swiftly killed it.

    In the heart-wrenching video, locals can be seen charging at the leopard with sticks and other makeshift weapons. The leopard then runs towards the swarm of people as if to ward them off. But the angry villagers overpower the isolated wild beast and the leopard is then found lying unconscious in a field within a matter of seconds.

    Just as the video clip was posted on social media, Indians were quick to condemn the act. 

    Meanwhile, one netizen said the leopard’s pain could have been eased by using a gun.

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