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Leopard Enters Hospital, Terrifies Patients (India)

A leopard jumped across a building in Meerut on Feb. 23.  Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

A leopard jumped across a building in Meerut on Feb. 23. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

A leopard made its way into the wards of a hospital in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, terrifying patients and staff for around 12 hours before wounding a police officer after it smashed its way through a window and fled.

The animal, which was still on the loose on Monday, was first spotted early Sunday in a timber warehouse in a densely-packed market place in the northern city, which has a population of nearly three-and-a-half million.

Within minutes, a large crowd had gathered and “a couple of mischievous elements” attempted to tease the creature, according to Sushant Sharma, a regional forest office..conti

 

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