Bear mauls man to death in Anantnag, injures two others

An Asiatic black bear mauls local villager Makhan Khan, who was with a group of men hunting the bear, near the village of Gasoo on the outskirts of Srinagar November 14, 2007. Khan suffered multiple injuries in the attack. The number of the endangered bears in Indian Kashmir has jumped between 30 and 60 percent as a separatist revolt that killed thousands of people since 1989 has scared off poachers, wildlife officials said. REUTERS/Danish Ismail (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR) - RTXCE9

Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar, May 1: A bear attack in Anantnag district of south Kashmir killed a man and injured two others.

One person identified as Abdul Rehman Bhat son of Abdul Gaffar Bhat resident of Ganaiepora Mattan was killed and two others identified as Skeena Akthar daughter of Abdul Rashid Poswal and Mohammad Ayoub son of Haji Dada were injured after a bear attacked them at Mattan, police said.

The body of the deceased was handed over to his relatives for last rites and the injured were shifted to the District Hospital Anantnag for treatment.


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