Thursday, December 04, 2008

Hyena attacks 4 in Savarkundala village


Hyena attacks 4 in Savarkundala village

Times of India


A hyena that strayed into Abhrampara village of Savarkundala bit four people on Sunday night. The injured, including a woman and her daughter, were admitted to hospitals in Rajkot and Ahmedabad. According to forest department officials, Amba Wakeriya was attacked when he was driving his motorcycle near Abhrampara. "The hyena jumped at Amba and bit his leg while he kept on driving the vehicle," said a forest officials. "Later, the same animal entered the orchard of Naresh Donga (25) and bit him. After this, the hyena went to the adjoining orchard and attacked two women-Mukta Nashit(42) and her daughter Alphana(20)," the official said. "The victims were rushed to hospitals for emergency anti-rabies treatment. Meanwhile, we have set up cages to trap the hyena at different spots on the village outskirts," he said.

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