A bear attacked a shepherd here on Sunday. The incident took place when the shepherd took his cattle out in the fields for grazing.
The shepherd, Abdul Samad Hajam told ANI, “I rear sheep and while I was taking them on a stroll, I had an encounter with a bear. He attacked me while I kept trying to save myself. One of my friends saw it and after he started throwing stones and making a loud noise, the bear ran into the forest leaving me injured.”
Village headman, Nazir Ahmed said, “We live near the forest area and there is always a fear of being attacked by a wild animal. People fear to step out of their houses after sunset.”
Hajam was admitted to Government Medical Hospital, Doda, where he is undergoing treatment.