“Many of the injured were bitten and needed hospitalization but they seem to be out of danger now.”
The animal was tranquilized last Thursday follow ing a two-day search. It will undergo further examination before being released into Kaziranga National Park.
Leopards typically do not attack humans without provocation, officials explained to the Telegraph. While it is unknown what precipitated the Jorhat rampage, it is believed that the animal escaped the nearby Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary in search of food.
Big cat attacks have unfortunately become more common in India, as the growing population and need for housing and infrastructure encroaches on forested areas.
In early November, two similar clips went viral of a leopard tackling a motorcyclist in the southern town of Krishnarajanagara before being subdued by a group of villagers.
“Crazy! Never seen this on video where men caught a leopard with bare hands!!!! Brave,” one commenter gushed at the time.