A bear was found dead in a well near Kengal village in Dobbspet on the outskirts of the city on Wednesday.
According to Dobbspet police, the bear had strayed into the village from the Mahimaranga Hill forest area.
It is suspected that the bear came near the bushes surrounding the well, and accidentally fell inside three days ago.
Locals found the bear after a stench started emanating from the well.
However, as Forest Department officials did not turn up, the body of the animal still lay in the well in a decomposed state.
Robbery Foiled, 8 Arrested
Byatarayanapura police arrested eight rowdies, who were preparing to commit a robbery, from near a storm water drain at Pramod Layout.
The arrested persons were identified as Jagadeesha alias Jaggi (23), Girisha alias Giri (23), both residents of Banashankari, Vittal (24), from Hosakerehalli, Devaraja alias Gujari (20), Raghavendra alias Tango (25), both residents of Kerekodi Main Road, T Ajay (25), Manikantha (34) from Swagath Colony Slum in Tilaknagar and Palani (29), a resident of Kolipuram on Bannerghatta Road.
The police recovered weapons and ` 50,000 in cash from the accused.
The accused were involved in a robbery on Kanakapura road that took place on September 30. The accused had allegedly taken away Rs 1.23 lakh in that case.