Youth hurt in bear attack in Nuapada

Nuapada: A youth was injured in an attack by a wild bear in Bishibahala village in Nuapada district early on today morning. The victim has been identified as Pabitra Majhi.
According to sources, the incident occurred while Pabitra was in the farmland at around 6 am today when a wild bear suddenly attacked him. However, other farmers, who were present in the farmland rushed to his help and rescued him from the animal.He was immediately admitted to the District Headquarters Hospital.
It is suspected that the bear, which has been driven away into the forest, might have ventured into the farmland from Sunabeda Wildlife Sanctuary, sources said.

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