Caught on camera: Bear kills forest official in India

Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Sloth bear kills forest official
[PHOTO: Special Arrangements]
Raipur, India: A video of a sloth bear killing a middle-aged man employed with the forest department of central Indian state of Chhattisgarh has went viral on social media.

The chilling video was reportedly filmed in the dense forests of Premnagar division of Surjapur district on Monday. 

Few locals, who witnessed the incident, tried to shoo away the animal by shouting but in vain as nobody could gather enough courage to go near the wild animal and save the dying man. 

As per reports, the bear was shot dead by the authorities later. The victim's body has been sent for autopsy. 

 Disclaimer: Disturbing visuals. Viewers discretion is advised. 
Some parts of video have been blurred.
[VIDEO: Special Arrangements]

According to forest officials, the sloth bear at this division of Chhattisgarh had killed two persons including a forest guard and more than a dozen cattle on December 22 last year. Soon after the incident, villagers panicked and were terrorized. Officials figured that the bear was mentally unstable as it went violent.  

Few months back, a teenage boy was attacked and killed by a tiger after he accidentally fell inside its cage in the national capital.
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