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Wild boar emerges in Kulgam, injures 4 persons, keeps authorities on toes

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A wild boar put authorities on their toes on Monday in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district. After injuring 4 persons, the wild boar that appeared in Kulgam market from nowhere was administered over 4 tranquilizers in a locked bathroom and yet the beast was not tamed till the filing of this report.

“We are flabbergasted over the appearance of a wild boar at a place where their presence is zero,” a Wild Life official told the news agency Kashmir News Trust.

Divulging the information, the official said that a wild boar appeared in Ashmuji village and created havoc after passing through the villages like Kanchwa, Chekpora, Aamnu and finally after facing resistance from people in Kulgam market got trapped in the bathroom of a local identified as Muhammad Yousuf Dar.

While passing from village to village, the wild boar attacked and injured 4 persons who were shifted to District Hospital Kulgam. Hospital authorities identified the injured as Faizan Ahmed Bhat, a resident of Aagroo village, Zeyan Mushtaq of Malwan hamlet, Abdul Aziz Mir, a resident of Kulgam, and Irfan Yousuf of Akhran village.

Eyewitnesses said that when people tried to control the wild boar, it entered the house of Muhammad Yousuf. They said the wild boar tried to attack the family members there and finally entered the bathroom and was locked up by the owner of the house.

Police, teams from Municipality, and Wild Life rushed to the spot to tame the animal. “We drilled a whole of the bathroom and administered several tranquilizers but it didn’t fall unconscious. For the last 4 hours we have been trying to take control of this wild boar but so for not succeeded,” the Wild Life official said adding that they fail to understand how and from where this single boar emerged in the district. [KNT]

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