A leopard that entered Srinagar Government Medical Collegein Uttarakhand's Pauri district on Sunday was shot dead by forest guards onTuesday after efforts to tranquilize the wild cat failed, officials said.
A team of experts accompanied by forest guards found theleopard trapped in a room of the medical college.
Initially, they tried to tranquilize the leopard but itattacked the forest guards. Later, in self defence, the wild cat was shot dead.
A trap around the neck of the dead leopard was also found.
The inmates of the medical college heaved a sigh of reliefas most of the activities inside the premises had come to a standstill afterthe leopard entered there on Sunday morning.
The leopard had also attacked and injured two persons insidethe medical college.