"Pujan Melekar (22) was attacked by a wild bison when she was riding pillion through the Mahadeyi Wildlife Sanctuary on her way to work at a round 7am today. Her younger brother, who was riding the two-wheeler, was also injured," said a Valpoi police official.
This is the second such incident in the past month with a 45-year-old woman, earlier, dying of injuries sustained in a bison attack in the same area, said officials.
Local legislator and Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane, who visited the hospital this morning, said that he had asked forest authorities to tranquilise the wild bison herd moving around Guleli and relocate them.
"The forest department officials did not heed my request and this incident is a result of their negligence," Rane said, adding that he would raise the issue with Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar later in the day.
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