In a spine-chilling incident reported from Tamil Nadu’s Tenkasi district, three people were seriously hurt after a wild bear attacked them in the forest area on Saturday. The incident took place when Vaigundamani from Karuthilingapuram was on his way from Sivasailam to Pethanpillai carrying masala packets on a two-wheeler.
While he was crossing a stretch of the forest, a sloth bear jumped out from the forest and attacked him. The wild animal pushed Vaigundamani to the ground and began biting him brutally.
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Commuters, who were travelling along the same stretch notified the locals in the area who threw stones at the bear to chase it away, but the animal did not nudge. As a large crowd gathered, the bear ran towards the mob, attacked and injured two more - Nagendran and Sailendra.
Officials of the forest department arrived at the scene and took the three to a hospital for treatment. Later, they tracked the bear to a nearby area, tranquillised and captured it.