A couple from Meerut holidaying in Nainital found a leopard pacing about their room early Sunday. The leopard had smashed the window pane to get into the room as Sumit Rathore and his wife Shivani cowered behind the bed to escape its notice.
Sumit, a tourist from Meerut said, “I was woken up by the sound of a breaking window pane at about 4:45 am and I was petrified to see a leopard walk into the room. I quickly covered my wife and myself with the blanket and saw the leopard enter the bathroom. I rushed to close the bathroom door and called the hotel management.”
“To my horror, I felt something moving on my bed. It was then that I saw the leopard, which immediately ran inside the bathroom. Even though I was shocked and scared, I quickly jumped out of bed and locked the bathroom door.” Sumit told TOI.
A forest department team arrived with a cage and tranquilliser gun to trap the leopard but it jumped out of a ventilator and vanished into the nearby forest.