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Farmer hurt in wild bear attack

Posted by Ramesh Khati on November 16, 2009

KURSEONG, 15 NOV(The Statesman): Chenam Lepcha (73), a farmer, was injured when a wild Himalayan bear attacked him near his residence this morning. A resident of Beechgaon-Sittong-1, he was working on his field when he was attacked. He suffered multiple injuries at his neck and head and was admitted to the Kurseong sub divisional hospital.
This is the third such attack in a month. One Raju Lepcha was mauled in the village in Sitong by a bear barely a week ago. In October, one Anita Gurung (36) and her son Diwas Gurung (10), residents of Labda Busty at Mongpoo were seriously injured by a wild Himalayan bear also at Mana near Sitong.
Den Tshering Lepcha, the gram panchayat member representing the area said they had informed the forest officials regarding such incidents but till date nothing has been done in that direction. “These attacks are becoming frequent,” he added.


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