Over 300 people killed by wild animals since 2000
Last Updated: Monday, January 11, 2010, 14:09
Dehra Dun: Around 300 people have been killed and over 800 others injured by wild animals in Uttarkhand since 2000, of them, 35 persons were killed and over 100 injured last year, as per the state forest department data.

Among the wild animals, mostly leopards, elephants, and bears have attacked humans beings.

Over 200 people have been killed by leopards between 2000 and 2009, with 19 being killed last year.

12 people have been killed by elephants and six persons, including two women, have been killed by bears.

There is a provision of providing compensation of Rs 1 lakh to the dead, while those who have been seriously injured would be provided a compensation of Rs 50,000 and those with minor wounds will receive Rs 25,000, forest official RBS Rawat said.

Most people got killed when they strayed into deep jungles while collecting wood, he added. -


First Published: Monday, January 11, 2010, 14:09

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