Wild boar chews off farmer’s gen­i­tals in UP

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES NATION - Kan­wardeep Singh

Shah­ja­han­pur: In a bizarre in­ci­dent, wild boars at­tacked a cou­ple of farm­ers in Shah­ja­han­pur’s Lalpur area on Wed­nes­day night and chewed the pri­vate parts of one of them while in­jur­ing the other. The vic­tim, Ram Manohar (55), had gone to an­swer na­ture’s call in a sug­ar­cane field when a wild boar at­tacked him. Lo­cals res­cued him after hear­ing his shrieks.

Parts of Manohar’s thigh and pri­vate parts were chewed by the boar and he was taken to the lo­cal com­mu­nity health cen­tre from where he was re­ferred to the dis­trict hospi­tal. In the mean­while, the boars rushed out of the field and in­jured an­other vil­lager, Ram Sa­hay. Panic gripped the area where vil­lagers kept vigil through­out the night.

Di­vi­sional for­est of­fi­cer Manoj Khare said, “It is an un­for­tu­nate in­ci­dent, but there is noth­ing much we can do to con­trol wild boars and nil­gais. There is no pro­vi­sion of pro­vid­ing any com­pen­sa­tion to the vic­tim by for­est depart­ment.”

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