SRINAGAR: In a tragic incident, a 50-year-old man, who was attacked by a black bear in Balhama village of Arin in Bandipora district almost two weeks before, passed away on Friday.

Quoting an official, GNS reported that Ghulam Mohammad Wani, 50, son of late Ghulam Hassan Wani, was undergoing treatment at SKIMS Soura after being attacked by a black bear on July 29. He succumbed to his injuries on Friday.

Expressing condolences over Wani’s passing, a Wildlife Department official said his death is an irreparable loss. He highlighted the department’s role in providing relief and ex-gratia payments’ in such cases.

“In accordance with the department’s procedures, a sum of up to 5 lakh INR is being provided to the family in the case of death, and up to 3 lakh INR for grievous injuries caused by wildlife encounters,” he said.


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