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Hyena attacks 70-year-old man; horrifying video goes viral

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 September 2021, 13:13 IST
A still from the viral video shows an elderly man attacked by a hyena. (Screengrab/Twitter)

A video of a hyena attacking an elderly man went crazily viral on social media. In the video, the wild animal can be seen lunging at the 70-year-old man who was walking on the road.

A week after the attack in the Pune district, the state forest department told that one of the men was warned by a videographer who recorded the whole incident.

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In the attack, two men—Pandurang Sahadu Jadhav (70) and a biker Rahul Madhukar Gade (25) got injured in two back-to-back attacks by a hyena in Kharpudi village in Khed taluka last Sunday.

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The 70-year-old man sustained an injury on his left hand while Gade’s right hand got injured. Both were rushed to a government hospital and have given an anti-rabies vaccination course.

Later, the hyena was found dead after it being hit by a vehicle.

According to the Indian Express, Deputy Conservator of Forest (Junnar division) told that they have traced the person who shot the incident. The man was from a group of tourists who had visited a temple in the area. Tourists have seen the hyena a few minutes before the attack and they have also told the elderly man not to go in the direction. However, he didn’t listen to them and told them that hyenas were common in the area and continued walking in the same direction.

One of the tourists started recording a video as he thought anything could happen. The forest department has also initiated the process of giving compensation to the two injured men in the attack.

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First published: 14 September 2021, 13:13 IST