A horrified crowd looked on in terror as a wild male leopard mauled 11 villagers in India ... and the entire incident was captured on film.
According to the AP, several people tried to drive the animal back towards a nearby wildlife sanctuary ... but the leopard turned aggressive and pounced on some of the men.
Villagers reportedly used knives, stones and batons to strike the animal -- and eventually shot it with a tranquilizer gun.
The leopard is said to have died from knife wounds suffered in the incident.
Leopard ATTACK In India -- The STRIKING Photos
7/20/2011 7:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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