A 23-year-old woman was attacked by a leopard at Japti village near Kundapur in Udupi district on Monday.
Prabhakar Kulal, Range Forest Officer, Kundapur Range, told The Hindu that the wild cat attacked the woman, Prema, when she was carrying milk from her house to a dairy. There were scratch marks on her neck, ear, nose, forehead and under her eye, due to the attack, he said.
Ms. Prema was given first aid in Kundapur and later shifted to the District Government Hospital in Udupi for treatment.
District Surgeon Madhusudan Nayak said that Ms. Prema is fine and responding well to the treatment at the District Government Hospital in Udupi.
Meanwhile, Prabhakar Kulal, Range Forest Officer, said that the Forest Department will keep a cage at Japti to trap the leopard. The wild cat had attacked her around 6 a.m., he added.