Leopard mauls six in Siliguri Yahoo! India News â€“ Wed, Jul 20, 2011 A leopard was shot dead after it attacked and injured six people in a slum in West Bengal's Darjeeling district Tuesday. In Photo: A leopard (Panthera pardus) pounces on a forest guard at Prakash Nagar village near Salugara on the outskirts of Siliguri. The leopard attacked a woman in Lumbu slum near Siliguri town Tuesday afternoon and then pounced upon two men, including a forest department employee, said V.K. Sood, conservator of forest (wildlife), north Bengal. Hearing the news, forest and wildlife officers reached the spot, but the animal took refuge in a bush, as thousands of locals gathered in the area - some to see the fun, and others terrified. In the evening, the leopard emerged again and attacked three people, including a policeman. 'The police and forest officials then fired in self-defence. The injured leopard was taken to the Sukna forest office, where it died,' said sood. The leopard attacks a forest guard at Prakash Nagar village near Salugara on the outskirts of Siliguri on July 19, 2011.