Panic gripped a private school in the state of Uttar Pradesh after an adult leopard entered its premises, the police said today.
“A wild leopard has strayed into St Francis Girl School,” Lucknow police said.
Though the school for hearing impaired was closed due to cold, some teachers along with 60 residential students were present there.St Francis Girls School officials have sealed all entry and exit gates of the school building to prevent the leopard from entering the classrooms.
A team of forest officials rushed to the spot to trace the leopard but did not succeed.
"We are trying to trace the leopard. It is in the basement of the college building. We will tranquilize it," Deputy Director Zoo Utkarsh Shukla told reporters.