Man dead, wife critical in bear attack


Mayurbhanj: A man was killed while his wife sustained grievous injuries in a bear attack at Kaudiabahaki village under Thakurmunda block in Baripada of Mayurbhanj district on Saturday morning.

The victims have been identified as Dharani Ho (deceased) and his wife Saraswati Ho of the same village.

According to sources, the incident took place when a wild bear attacked the couple while they were collecting teeth cleaning twigs in the forest near the village.

While Saraswati got critically injured, Dharani died on the spot because of the attack.

The woman was rushed to the nearby hospital in Thakurmunda where the doctors stated her condition to be critical.

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