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Bear that attack, injured three in Jumla shot dead

2021 Aug 12, 21:28, Kathmandu
Two women standing at the entrance of Karnali Academy of Health Sciences in Jumla district in July 2019. Photo courtesy: Praveen Giri

A bear was shot dead after it attacked and injured three local residents in Khalanga bazaar of Jumla district, on Thursday.

The bear that entered the human settlement on Thursday and injured Him Bahadur Rokaya (29) of Chandannath Municipality-4 and his spouse Nirmala Rokaya (26).

Him Bahadur was taking shower when the wild beast pounced over him on Thursday morning. The bear also attacked his wife who shouted out of fear sighting the beast.

According to Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Dan Bahadur Thapa at Jumla District Police Office, Hira Sarki of Singachaur in Chandanath-6 also sustained injuries in the wild bear attack.

All three injured ones were receiving treatment at the Karnali Academy of Health Sciences, shared DSP Thapa. The security personnel had reached the accident sites immediately after they were informed about the attack.

They rescued the injured ones and searched for the bear that had terrorised the hilly town throughout the day.

A joint team of security personnel of Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and Nepal Army had provided security to the locals guarding them until the wild bear was seized. They along with officials from the Division Forest Office, Jumla later captured the wild beast albeit dead.

The bear attacked the security personnel when they tried to take it under control. In defence, security personnel fired at the bear at the instruction of the local administration, added DSP Thapa.

The experts will examine the body before laying it to rest, said Chief of Division Forest Office, Jumla, Dinesh Khatri.


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