Up to four people have reportedly been injured after a wild leopard wandered into a northeast Indian city on Saturday and pounced on bystanders.
The full-grown male cat snuck into the urban area of Gauhati at about 1:30 p.m. local time and skulked through a shopping complex, The Times of India reported.
Harrowing photographs show the leopard pouncing on a man, tearing his scalp from his head. A final photo shows the bloodied victim alive, but visibly in distress.
The leopard injured two others before roaming into a deserted room, reported The Sunday Indian. Some media outlets have reported that four people were injured in total.
One victim is reportedly in critical condition.
Local news outlets said a 10-member team from the Assam state zoo eventually managed to tranquilize and cage the leopard.
After the capture, a zoo official told The Times that moving through crowds of curious onlookers was the most difficult part of the leopard rescue.
The animal is thought to have wandered into the residential area from the Nabagraha hills, which is said to have several leopards.
Last July, a leopard in West Bengal died of knife wounds after mauling 11 villagers.