Mumbai, Nov. 4 -- The forest department this week captured a female leopard in Goregaon's Aarey Colony that was behind a recent spate of attacks on humans. In the last two months alone, nine people including a 68-year-old woman and a four-year-old child have sustained injuries after the leopard charged at them. These were the first instances of human-leopard conflict in the region since 2017.

As per human-leopard conflict management guidelines given by the Union environment ministry, the additional principal chief conservator of forests (APCCF) Maharashtra, will head a committee of experts, veterinarians and forest department officials to decide the fate of the animal after an examination of the animal, and assessing the risks associated...