Kalahandi: An elderly man was critically injured in an attack by two wild bears at Aaili village under Koksara block in Kalahandi district early this morning.
The victim has been identified as Parikshita Rout of Aaili village.
According to sources, Rout was out of his house early this morning to attend nature’s call when he came across two wild bears. The animals suddenly attacked the elderly man leaving him critically injured.
Hearing the scream, some locals rescued him and rushed to Koksora hospital.
Later, Parikshita was shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital at Bhawanipatna after his health condition deteriorated.