Banihal , July 4 : Two persons including a woman were injured in two separate bear attacks in Banihal area of Ramban district on Sunday.
Both the injured have been shifted to Emergency Hospital Banihal from where the man was referred to GMC Anantnag in view of his critical injures in the attack.
Officials told Greater Kashmir that the first incident took place in the Chapnari Guddar area of Banihal on Sunday noon when, Wazeera Begum, a local woman walking near her house was attacked by a wild bear that appeared from nearby bushes.
The woman received injuries but was rescued by nearby villagers.
She was shifted to Emergency Hospital for treatment.
In the second attack, a nomadic Bakarwal was also attacked and injured seriously by a wild bear Sunday afternoon when he was grazing his sheep and goats in upper reaches of Kharpora Banihal.
The injured Bakarwal was identified as Mohammad Sharief son of Dawood Bakarwal, a resident of Kothi Jagir in Tehsil and district Ramban.
Volunteers from Banihal Volunteers group rushed the critically injured Bakarwal to Banihal Hospital from where he was shifted to Government Medical College Anantnag in view of his critical condition.
In-charge Wildlife Control Room Banihal Najamu Din Nayak told Greater Kashmir that after the two incidents of wild attacks, Wildlife teams from Banihal and Khari were dispatched to Chapnari and Kharpora upper reaches to drive wild beasts away from the area to avoid more wild and human confrontation.
He said compensation cases from wildlife department in favour of both wild animal attack victims are being prepared.