In another incident of man-animal conflict, one man was injured while he was attacked by a leopard at Lakhowjan tea garden in Bokakhat under Golaghat district on Wednesday.
According to information, one Ganesh Sahin was seriously injured in the leopard attack in the morning on Wednesday.
The leopard attacked him when he was going to cut bamboo at the bamboo grove in the garden.
Seriously injured Sahin was admitted to the Bokakhat civil hospital.
After administering primary aid, Sahin was referred to Golaghat for better treatment.
It may be mentioned that a leopard was beaten to death by the people of Gharphalia Purana Gayan Gaon under Pulibor Police Station in the presence of the police and forest department officials on February 18, 2018.
The drama unfolded when a villager, Bhaikon Bora, had gone to bathe in the Bhogdoi river at about 8.30 am. He was attacked by the leopard which had been sighted a few times earlier by the villagers.
When other villagers came to his rescue they too were attacked by the leopard and nine of them were injured.
On being informed about the incident, the Forest department sought a team from Kaziranga’s Centre for Wildlife Rescue and Conservation to tranquilize the animal.
As the animal could not be sighted a JCV was pressed into service to bring the animal out.
The leopard, however, sprang out from the bushes and attacked and injured two police personnel. To save them, the villagers gathered at the site, beat up the animal with sticks and bamboo poles.