Thursday, August 28, 2008

Three animal attacks on humans in a day


Three animal attacks on humans in a day

Times of India


Amreli: The man-animal conflict, rising with decreasing area of forests, witnessed three more attacks on humans — by a lion, a leopard and surprisingly a neelgai, each — in Amreli district on Wednesday.


 A lioness on the prowl in a sesame field on the outskirts of Mitiyala village of Savarkundla taluka attacked the owner Bachu Jeswadia (70) around 9 am on Wednesday. He was attacked on the head, chest and back before farm labourers working nearby rushed to his help and scared the beast away. Severely injured, he was admitted to Amreli hospital.


Meanwhile, in Dahiyali, Khambha, a woman, Meena Waghela (60), who was sleeping in her house, was attacked by a leopard around 3 am. The animal caught Waghela by her face and before her family could raise a cry, it had injured her forehead, throat and chin. She is also undergoing treatment at Amreli hospital.


In the third attack, a Neelgai injured Hansa Khetariya (35) of Mota Ankadia village of Amreli taluka at 9.30 am, when she was on her way to her farm. The animal attacked her from the front and repeatedly kicked her, injuring her legs and back.

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