Indian woman kills leopard with sickle
Published on Aug 27, 2014 7:02 PM
DEHRADUN , India (AFP) - A 56-year-old Indian woman is recovering in hospital after killing a leopard that attacked her as she tended her fields armed only with a sickle.
The woman told Indian broadcaster CNN-IBN that she battled with the leopard for half an hour on Sunday morning before finally delivering a killer blow with her sickle.
"The leopard lunged at me many times and we fought for a long time," she told the channel from her hospital bed in the northern state of Uttarakhand, her arms bandaged and a livid scar across her right cheek.
"I got hold of my sickle and fought with it. That's when the leopard was killed," said the woman, named as Kamla Devi.
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