Man Killed in Bear Attack in Kashmir

Srinagar, July 2: In yet another case of man-animal conflict, a man was killed and another sustained critical injuries after being attacked by a wild bear in Indian administered Kashmir.

A police spokesman said Wali Mohammad Sood and Arif Sood were attacked by the wild bear at Barnath in the Bonyar area, some 80 kms North of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian administered Kashmir. “While Wali Mohammad died in the attack, his nephew Arif sustained critical injuries,” he said.

Scores of precious lives have been lost in attacks carried out by wild animals across Kashmir.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Foreign Minister of Kashmir had in March of this year stated that 119 persons were killed and over 1072 persons were injured in man-animal conflict across the region during past few years.

The government has taken several measures to reduce the chances of man-animal conflict.