Rogue boar killed after injuring five villagers

Five persons sustained injuries when a boar attacked them while they were cutting paddy in their field at Bhangapal village under Sankarpur Gram Panchayat on Saturday. 

Published: 18th December 2016 03:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th December 2016 03:30 AM   |  A+A-

People watch the boar being captured from rooftops in Bhangapal village on Saturday. (Inset) Boar carcass | Express

By Express News Service

DHENKANAL:  Five persons sustained injuries when a boar attacked them while they were cutting paddy in their field at Bhangapal village under Sankarpur Gram Panchayat on Saturday. 

The victims are Abhiram Pradhan, Nilamani Rout, Diptiranjan Rout, Gopinath Rout and another person, who is yet to be identified. They were admitted to  Sankarpur hospital, from where three of the injured have been shifted to SCBMCH, Cuttack.

The boar had created terror among the villagers by attacking the cows. Fearing the boar, most of the villagers had taken shelter on the rooftops of their houses. After attacking the villagers, the boar had taken shelter in a cowshed at Bhangapal. 

The animal was caught after a three-hour operation. The boar, which was already injured, died. Meanwhile, family members of the victims have urged the Forest department to provide compensation and free treatment.

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