Kashmir: Bear mauls two Balahama youth

Srinagar: Two youth were severely injured by a less tranquilized black bear in Balahama area in the outskirts of Srinagar on Saturday. .

Locals said that the bear had ventured close to the habitation Saturday morning and was surrounded by them and confined to a paddy field.

“We called the Wildlife officials but they reached  the spot at noon. They  used a dart gun to sedate the animal but it proved ineffective,” said a local.

“When a youth Shabir Ahmad moved ahead,  the bear attacked him besides another youth Mohammed Ibrahim,” they added. Both the wounded were  removed them to SMHS hospital where they are undergoing treatment.

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