**Keonjhar:** Tension gripped in Khadiadiha village under Sadar range of Keonjhar district as four persons returning from watching ‘Pala’ were attacked by a wild bear on Sunday night. The wild bear dragged one of them named Naba Nayak to the nearby forest.
A team of forest watchers initiated a rescue operation. As they neared in the bear, it attacked again and dragged a watcher named Bideshi Mahakud inside the forest. The other watchers and the villagers zeroed in the bear, which was beside the mauled body of Naba Nayak.
The irate villagers threw stones and attacked it with sticks. Bideshi was rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead by the doctors.
The bear was beaten to death but in the process, it had injured almost 7 persons till then. Another person succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment rising the death toll to 3.
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