Kendrapara, Oct 18:
A woman died after being attacked by a wild boar in a remote village in Kendrapara district triggering violent protests by locals who went on a rampage today setting the Gahirmatha forest range office on fire.
The unruly people also attacked forest personnel, including the local forest range officer, while keeping some of them hostage.
Two motorized vessels and a motor bike owned by the department were also set on fire, said officials.
The woman, identified as Priti Mandal of a nearby village, was attacked by the boar on Thursday.
“Extensive damage has been caused to the forest department property. The death of a woman following wild boar attack provoked the people to go berserk,” Rajnagar Mangrove (wildlife) Forest Division, Divisional Forest Officer, Kedar Kumar Swain, said.
Kendrapara SP Rabi Narayan Behera said; “The situation is tense is the village. Police forces have reached the spot. The situation has been brought under control”. (PTI)