Bear-man clash, kill each other

Dhenkanal: In a fight between a wild bear and a villager, both killed each other in Dhenkanal district today, police said. The deceased identified as Mulia Biswal (50) alongwith his granddaughter was going to a mango grove in Bisoi village when the bear chased him.

The fear stricken girl managed to flee the spot alone, reached the village and informed about the incident, inspector-in-charge, Parjang, Pradipta Kumar Das said. The villagers immediately rushed to the spot and found to their utter surprise that the wild animal was lying dead, apparently killed with a sharp weapon by Biswal, who was fighting for survival with his scalp out. He was immediately taken to the government hospital at Parjang where doctors pronounced him dead.