SRINAGAR: Three persons including two women were injured after a bear attacked them Ananwan Kralgund village of North Kashmir’s Handwara town.
Quoting eyewitnesses news agency KNT reported that three family members were busy working in their kitchen garden when a bear suddenly emerged and attacked them.
The bear fled away after locals pelted stones and chased it away.
The injured who were taken to Community Health Centre Kralgund have been identified as Saja Begum wife of Ghulam Ahmed Rather, Ashia Begum wife of Abdul Hamid Rather and Bashir Ahmed Dar.
Meanwhile, Wildlife officials have urged the locals living adjacent to forest areas to avoid venturing out during the evening and early morning hours during which there is a maximum movement of wild animals.