Sherpur, Feb 10: A leopard has taken away an ear of a mayor in Sreebardi and later the cruel locals have killed the leopard for its fault for snatching the ear by its claws on Wednesday.
However, the locals admitted the critically injured newly elected mayor of Shreebardi municipality under Sherpur district.
The mayor, Abu Sayed, was first taken to Shreebardi Hospital from where he was referred to Sherpur District Hospital in critical state.
Sources said the leopard came out from the frontier Garo hill and took shelter in a jungle of Jalkata area. Informed, Shreebardi mayor, also Awami League leader, went to the jungle area.
`The leopard swooped on him coming out from a water pump house while he passing it. Locals rescued him and took to the hospital, sources said.
Locals the furious people gave the leopard good beating leaving it dead on the spot, they added.
Hundreds of people of the locality and neighborhoods gather the scene to visit the leopard.
Confirming the incident, S. Alam, officer-in-charge (OC) of Shreebardi Police Station, said the leopard looks to be 4 to 4.5 feet long.