Two labourers were today attacked by a leopard, which strayed into a farm in Kolipalam in the district, police said.

The labourers were working in a banana farm when the leopard suddenly appeared from behind some bushes and bit one of them on his thigh, police said.

The other man screamed and tried to rescue his friend but was also attacked by the feline, which bit him on his abdomen and leg, they said.

Other workers raised an alarm following which the leopard retreated into the forest, police said.

Both workers have been admitted to a government hospital in Gudalur, police added.

Source: Press Trust of India