Elderly woman killed in bear attack

Kalahandi: An elderly woman was killed after a wild bear attacked her here in Didingi forest of Kalahandi district on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Dhanu Gouda of Kucheijor village under Narla police limits of the district.

According to reports, the incident occurred when the victim had gone to the nearby Didingi forest to collect firewood. Suddenly she was attacked by a wild bear from behind.

The woman could not sustain the injuries and died on the spot.

On getting information, police and forest department officials reached the spot and initiated an investigation.

On the other hand, the family of Dhanu has demanded compensation for the loss of life, sources added.

Meanwhile, forest personnel have asked residents of nearby villages to refrain from venturing into the forest and remain vigilant as wild animals could be on the prowl in the area.