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.