Two attacked by bear in Tumakuru district

June 21, 2017 12:00 am | Updated 04:20 am IST - Tumakuru

Two people, including a woman, sustained minor injuries when a bear attacked them at M.N. Kote in Gubbi taluk of Tumakuru district on Tuesday.

Karibasamma, 45, and Rangappa, 50, were attacked by the bear in two separate incidents when they went to relieve themselves in the open.

While Ms. Karibasamma was attacked on the thigh and admitted to Nittur Hospital, Mr. Rangappa sustained injuries on his legs and cheeks and was treated at the Tumakuru District Government Hospital.

Out of danger

“Both of them are said to be out of danger. As the Thirtharampura forest is near the village, the bear could have entered the human habitat,” Range Forest Officer Ramesh told The Hindu.

Night patrolling is being intensified in M.N. Kote village, he added.

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