Leopard strays into residential area in India, injures 4

A leopard attacks a man after straying into a residential area in Jalandhar, India, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. A forest official says the leopard strayed into a residential district in India and injured at least four people before it was locked up in a room. Conservator Kuldip Kumar says the leopard attacked some forest guards Wednesday when they tried to capture it using a net and at least one resident who pelted rocks at it in Jullundur city in northern Punjab state. (AP Photo)
A leopard attacks a man as others run to safety in a residential area in Jalandhar, India, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. A forest official says the leopard strayed into a residential district in India and injured at least four people before it was locked up in a room. Conservator Kuldip Kumar says the leopard attacked some forest guards Wednesday when they tried to capture it using a net and at least one resident who pelted rocks at it in Jullundur city in northern Punjab state. (AP Photo)
A leopard frees itself from a net at a residential area in Jalandhar, India, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. A forest official says the leopard strayed into a residential district in India and injured at least four people before it was locked up in a room. Conservator Kuldip Kumar says the leopard attacked some forest guards Wednesday when they tried to capture it using a net and at least one resident who pelted rocks at it in Jullundur city in northern Punjab state. (AP Photo)
A leopard attacks a man after straying into a residential area in Jalandhar, India, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. A forest official says the leopard strayed into a residential district in India and injured at least four people before it was locked up in a room. Conservator Kuldip Kumar says the leopard attacked some forest guards Wednesday when they tried to capture it using a net and at least one resident who pelted rocks at it in Jullundur city in northern Punjab state. (AP Photo)

NEW DELHI — A leopard strayed into a residential area in northern India on Thursday and injured at least four people before it was locked inside a room, a forest ranger said.

Kuldip Kumar said a group of rangers reached the area in Jalandhar city in northern Punjab state after residents alerted police. He said the leopard bit one ranger and clawed two others when they tried to capture it with a net, and injured at least one resident who pelted it with rocks. The injuries were not life threatening.

Kumar said the animal entered a room in a building and was locked inside by the rangers.

Conflicts between humans and animals are on the rise in India, where people have begun living in areas near and even inside reserves.

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This story has been corrected to show that the day is Thursday instead of Wednesday.

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