Man slips to death,beast mauls student
Kupwara, Aug 12: A man died after slipping from a tree in this frontier district on Sunday.
Locals said Bashir Ahmad Sheikh, 38, son of Sonaullah Sheikh of Malagund Siver Lolab slipped from a Deodar tree at Siver forest and died on the spot.
Locals said that Bashir was cutting the branches of a Deodar tree which are used for cooking the meals. He climbed on the top and fell down.
Bashir is survived by two teenage girls. His wife had passed away two years ago, locals said.
Meanwhile, a bear mauled a student at Kukroosa Handwara on Sunday afternoon when he entered his apple orchard near his house.
Injured boy was identified as Ijaz Ahmad Qurashi son of Ghulam Muhammad Qurashi, a 12th class student, of Government Higher Secondary School Vilgam.
Locals said a black bear after attacking him dragged him some 100 meters away in the orchard.
On hearing the cries locals rushed towards the spot and managed to free the victim from the clutches of the beast. Later bear escaped from the spot.
With the ripening of the maize and apples in the orchards black bears which are found in abundance in forests in this frontier district enter into the fields and orchards for food and attack locals. During the past decade scores of people were killed by bears and leopards in such attacks in the district.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 12 Aug 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 12 Aug 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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