Raipur: A middle-aged man employed with the Chhattisgarh Forest Department died after he was attacked by a full-grown bear in the dense forests of Surjapur on Monday.
According to reports, the forest official was badly mauled by the enraged bear. The man soon succumbed to injuries and died on spot. The victim was part of the forest department team that went to hunt down the bear following complaints of attack on several persons in the recent past.
Some locals, who witnessed the incident, tried to shoo away the animal by shouting but in vain as nobody cold gather enough courage to go near the wild animal and save the dying man.
It is claimed that the bear had attacked two more persons in the past. The bear was also shot dead by the authorities later. The victim's body has been sent for post-mortem.
This is the second such incident of a wild animal attacking and mercilessly killing a human being in the recent past.
Few months back, a teenage boy was attacked and killed by a tiger after he accidentally fell inside its cage in the national capital.