Palghar : A wandering leopard attacked two brothers, both farmers, on Sunday morning in Mokhada village in Pal-ghar district when they were on the way towards their farm. These bro-thers, who courageously fought the leopard, are out of danger and had a close shave as the leopard was unable to bite them, leaving a lot of scratches on their bodies. The doc-tors treating them at the Mokhada rural hospital have administered rabies shots for any further internal spread of disease and both of them are recuperating. The brothers, who have been identified as Dadu Digha (46) and his younger sibling Rajesh Digha (41), were on their way to th-eir farm in Ghodipada village when they were suddenly attacked by a leopard. Instead of panicking they both started shouting and pelting stones at the leopard to scare him away and also managed to climb a tree to save their lives, but not be-fore the leopard left his marks on their backs and legs. In the mean time, forest officials had reached the spot after they were alerted, who, after accessing the situation, called in their tranquilising team and also called for an iron cage. Officials said that it was common for a wild animal to venture into the human habitat in search of food and they attack humans when they panic and this could have been such an attack. Sources confirmed that these brothers would be compensated accordingly.

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