A 14-year-old boy was injured in an attack by a leopard at Aarey Colony in suburban Goregaon, police said on Saturday.
This is the eighth such attack within the area by a leopard within a month, they said.
“The latest incident came about around 9 pm on Friday at unit number 13 of Aarey Colony, when the boy, Darshan Dravid, was walking together with his friends within the area,” a police official said.
After being attacked by the leopard, Darshan cried for help and his friends rushed to rescue him. The feline left him and disappeared into the forest, he said, adding that the boy suffered injuries on his neck, mouth and head.
Mr Dravid was taken to a neighborhood hospital, from where he was shifted to Jogeshwari Trauma Care Hospital for further treatment, the official said.