Srinagar: A man was injured in a bear attack in his apple orchard in Shopian on Sunday.
Officials said that Ghulam Rasool Ganai was working in his orchard when a bear, apparently roaming in from a nearby forest area, entered the orchard and attacked him.
Ganai’s orchard had been heavily damaged in the last week’s snowfall.
Ganai’s cries for help alarmed villagers, who rushed in and chased the bear.
Officials said that early snowfall has caused food scarcity in the forests forcing wild animals to come towards villages.