Keonjhar: At least three persons lost their lives and six others sustained critical injuries in an attack by a bear at Bhalupahadi village under Raghunathpur panchayat of Odisha’s Keonjhar district last night.
According to reports, the bear attacked some villagers on the outskirts of Bhalupahadi while they were returning home after watching Pala at Gopapur here.
While one of them died on the spot, eight others were grievously injured and admitted to the Keonjhar district headquarters hospital for treatment. Two victims succumbed to their injuries at the hospital today, taking the toll to three.
On the other hand, locals today thrashed the bear to death.