Notably, 15-year-old Lakhiraj Singh, a student, entered the classroom around 8:30 when he spotted the leopard. As he tried to run away, the big cat caught hold of his arm and clawed his back, leaving him bleeding
Of late, there have been many incidents of leopards and other wild animals entering into residential areas. On Wednesday, a similar case was reported from Aligarh district where a leopard entered a college and attacked a student in Chharra area.
According to Times of India, the incident took place at Chaudhary Nihal Singh Inter College under Chharra police station area in Aligarh district of Uttar Pradesh.
Notably, 15-year-old Lakhiraj Singh, a student of class X, entered the classroom around 8:30 when he spotted the leopard. As he tried to run away, the big cat caught hold of his arm and clawed his back, leaving him bleeding. After hearing his cries, a few teachers raised alarm following which the leopard ran off and hid in the classroom.
“As I entered the classroom, I saw there was a leopard. The moment I turned away, the animal attacked and bit me on the arm and back,” Lucky Raj Singh, the student who was attacked by the animal told NDTV.
Meanwhile, a stampede-like situation ensued in the college campus, triggering panic in the area. As the news of the leopard straying into the classroom spread, school authorities informed forest officials and local police. The rescue operation, which started around 10 am, lasted for over 9 hours, and the big cat was eventually evacuated.
Dharmendra Sharma, District Inspector of Schools, said, “The principal of Chaudhary Nihal Singh Inter College informed me that a leopard has entered the college at around 10 am. The District Forest Officials and other authorities have been informed by the college.”
He further added, “A student has sustained injuries and rushed to a hospital. He is completely stable.”