**Angul**: In an appalling man-animal conflict, a 65-year-old woman was critically injured when a wild bear entered a house in Angul’s Marudhipa and bit the lady’s neck on Saturday.
The injured has been identified as Gotika Majhi.
The incident occurred late in the night when the woman was fast asleep in the verandah. A wild bear entered the house and attacked Majhi by biting her neck. In order to save herself from getting mauled, Majhi screamed and woke up the rest of the household. Her screams drove the bear away.
Majhi, who sustained critical injuries from the bear bite was rushed to the Chhendipada CHC for treatment. She was later shifted to SCB Medical Hospital in Cuttack after her condition worsened.
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