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Indian woman fends off leopard attack with sickle
Indian woman fends off leopard attack with sickle

An Indian woman has fended off an attack from a leopard, armed with only a sickle.

Kamla Devi, 54, was returning from her work at a field when she was attacked by the leopard in Rudraprayag, in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand.

India Today reports the woman used a sickle to injure the animal.

Its carcass was later discovered in the area.

With deep cuts and fractures, Ms Devi walked a kilometre to find help from local villagers who took her to hospital for treatment.

India Today reports the woman has since been operated on and is in a stable condition.

The woman has been described as a “braveheart” by local media and was applauded by hospital staff when she arrived.

Local development committee member Rajesh Singh Uchholi told the newspaper villagers were also calling for her to be honoured with a bravery award.

“Her story will inspire the hill women not to give up fight come what may," he said.

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