Bilal Ahmad

Man injured in bear attack in Sopore outskirts

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Sopore: A man from north Kashmir’s Sopore was injured grievously after a wild bear attacked him near his home on Monday, officials said.

They said that, A 38-year-old man was injured after a wild bear attacked him in Muqam Shaheed Mir area of Botingoo Sopore.

The injured was immediately taken to nearby hospital where from he was referred to Sub District Hospital Sopore for advanced treatment.

The injured man was identified as Manzoor Ahmad Ganie son of Ghulam Rasool Ganai resident of Muqam Shaheed Mir Sopore.

Pertinently, various residents of upper belt areas of Zaingeer Sopore including Watlab, Botingoo, Marbal, Cherhar, Rampora Rajpoa, Muqam shaheed Mir and Hardu Shiva have claimed that wild bears were seen roaming in their localities since last one month.

The presence of wild animals has created fear and chaos among the residents especially children and women folk.

“We have already informed the administration and concerned wild life department regarding the presence of wild bears into their localities but they do not paid any attention to catch these wild bears and we are still living in fear,” Nazir Ahmad Dar, one of the residents of Watlab said.

“We once again appeale the officials of wild life department and district administration to depute their teams to our localities in order to catch the wild animals, so that people will feel safe,” he added.

Bilal Ahmad

Bilal Ahmad is a reporter and covers city beat and sports, can be contacted [email protected].

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