A wild leopard was clubbed to death in India after it mauled nine people as it prowled through homes in the area.
Shocking photos show the moment the leopard was killed in Gurgaon, India, after it wanted into the town from a nearby forest.
Villagers chased the two-and-a-half-year-old leopard into a concrete house where it cowered under a bed as a growing mob surrounded it.
Villagers drag a dead leopard through the town of Mandawar, in Gurgaon, India, as more than a thousand look on
The big cat was spotted prowling round homes in Gurgaon, India, after wandering away from nearby forests
The leopard attacked nine people during a three-hour rampage through the village of Mandawar
Despite the attack taking place on November 26 last year, photos of the incident have resurfaced as leopard sightings and attacks in the region have increased due to industrial development driving the animals out of their natural rural habitats
During a three-hour rampage in the village of Mandawar, the leopard had plunged its teeth into nine different people.
The leopard was eventually battered to death as some 1,500 locals looked on.
Despite the attack taking place on November 26 last year, photos of the incident have resurfaced as leopard sightings and attacks in the region have increased due to industrial development driving the animals out of their natural rural habitats.
Wildlife official Rambir Singh said that police and conservationists had been present during the incident in the town of Mandawar but could not stop angry villagers from attacking the creature.
The leopard cowered under a bed as villagers surrounded it in concrete home before its death
Several men try to pry the leopard's paws off of a man who suffered injuries during the hourslong attack
A man who had been captured in the paws of the leopard cleans blood off of his hands following the attack
The injured man, whose blue shirt was covered in blood, wrapped both of his hands in bandages to protect his wounds
Several men carry an injured man through a crowed after a leopard bit nine people in the village last year
One man in the village suffered bloody wounds to his right shoulder, while another suffered a huge gash to his foot
He said: 'We faced difficulty when an aggressive mob of around 1,500 villagers started attacking the leopard.
'The animal also retaliated and in the scuffle, nine persons were injured.
The leopard died later.'
The corpse was dragged away as locals continued beating it. The leopard's victim's were treated at hospital in nearby Sohna.
Experts believe the leopards ventured into the region after being forced out by new commercial and residential developments in the vast Aravallis mountains which run through the state.
At one point during the rampage, it appeared as though villagers tried to capture the leopard under a net
But the leopard escaped the net, which is believed to have happened after it emerged from underneath the bed
Several men run from the vicious leopard as it runs through the village.
Another man tries swinging a wooden staff at the cat
In April this year, two people were injured when a leopard entered a home in Durga Colony of Sohna in the state of Haryana.
Faridabad wildlife inspector Daal Chand and villagers said as well as new homes and commercial premises being built, regular explosions from mines were also forcing the animals into residential areas.
He said: 'The regular blasts in Mewat and Gurgaon region of Aravalli are forcing the wild animals to leave forest corridor of Alwar-Mewat and Gurgao Call Girls Gurgaon. These animals are now heading towards Faridabad.'
A crowd of more than 1,000 eventually surrounded the cat as others dragged it through the village
Wildlife officials were in the area when the killing occurred last year, but they said they were unable to stop the angry mom
After the leopard was beaten to death by wooden staffs, it appears as though villagers dragged the big cat through the streets