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Six injured in bear attack in Bhopal

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Press Trust of India Bhopal
Six persons, including a child and a forest guard, were today injured in attacks by a bear at different places here, a senior forest official said.

Deputy divisional forest officer S S Bhadauriya said, "A bear entered into the residential areas in the outskirts of Bhopal. It attacked and injured six persons including a forest guard Mansharam and a child".

He said the bear first attacked an individual at 7 am in Navibagh area.

"A Forest department team of 40 employees was pressed along with six vehicles and necessary equipments to catch the bear," the officer said.

Bhadauria said despite the day long efforts, the forest department has not been able to catch the bear.

The bear kept moving from one residential area to another, he said.

Bhadauria said the bear attacked and injured Mansharam, when he was going to catch the animal.

Efforts to capture the bear are on, the officer added.

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First Published: Feb 25 2018 | 11:05 PM IST

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