Viral Video: Injured Journalist Pins Down Deadly Leopard Out On A Hunt In Rajasthan's Dungarpur

Viral Video: Injured Journalist Pins Down Deadly Leopard Out On A Hunt In Rajasthan's Dungarpur

As the villagers attempted to scare off the leopard with stones, the agitated creature turned its aggression towards Kalal, sinking its teeth into his leg.

Rahul MUpdated: Monday, April 01, 2024, 06:57 PM IST
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A local journalist in Rajasthan’s Dungarpur, Gunwant Kalal, emerged as a hero when he confronted a leopard during a reporting assignment on March 31.

The gripping incident took place in Gadiya Bhadar Metwala village, near the Bhadar forest area, where the journalist found himself face-to-face with the deadly predatory.

The encounter ensued when the leopard, in search of a nilgai near a pond behind a local residence, caught the attention of villagers. Alerting the forest department, the community also sought the assistance of journalist Gunwant Kalal, who had arrived to cover the unfolding events.

Leopard attacks journalist

As the villagers attempted to scare off the leopard with stones, the agitated creature turned its aggression towards Kalal, sinking its teeth into his leg. However, undeterred by the attack, Kalal courageously defended himself, using his other leg to fend off the predator's advances. Amidst the skirmish, when the leopard aimed for his hand, Kalal seized the beast by its neck and jaw, overpowering it with sheer determination.

The video of the entire incident has been captured on social media and is going viral. 

Watch the video here:

Moved by Kalal's bravery, the villagers rallied together, aiding in subduing the leopard by securing it with a rope until the forest department team could intervene.

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