Nashik: A Shiv Sena corporator and two media persons were injured when a leopard attacked them in Nashik on Friday.
According to reports, a leopard wreaked havoc in Nashik on Friday after entering a crowded locality. The animal was caught several hours later but not before it had injured a local politician and two media personnel. The big cat strayed into Savarkar Nagar area in the city in the early hours of the day and was finally caught by the Forest department officials at around 10:45 am.
The local Shiv Sena corporator Santosh Gaikwad, television news channel cameramen Tabrez Shaikh and Kapil Bhaskar were injured by the leopard. They are undergoing treatment at a private nursing home in the city.
The forest department said that the Sena corporator Gaikwad was trying to control the large number of people who had assembled to see the rescue efforts, the media personnel were trying to obtain video footage of the animal when it pounced on them.
Earlier also, leopard entered the city and injured several people.