‘Investigations into the incident taken up’
Baramulla, Jul 1 (GNS): A 45-year-old man on Wednesday shot dead a wild bear after the beast brutally injured his elderly father here in Dardkote area of Uri in this north Kashmir’s frontier district.
Reports reaching GNS said that one Nizzam-ud-Din son of Noor-ud-Din was attacked by a wild bear at Shudwani Dardkote area of Uri on Tuesday evening last.
In a bid ‘to save his father’, son Shabir Ahmad (45) fired and shot dead the wild beast from his 12 Bore rifle, reports said.
The elderly man was meanwhile evacuated to sub-District Hospital Uri and later shifted to GMC Baramulla wherefrom he was referred further to SKIMS Soura for advanced treatment.
Meanwhile a joint team of Police and Wildlife Department rushed to the spot to assess the situation and took the carcass of the beast and the rifle (used) into their possession.
An official told GNS that a case under FIR Number 86/2020 u/s 431 of IPC and 51 Wildlife Act has been lodged and further investigations into the incident taken up. (GNS)