Handwara, Dec 9: At least ten sheep were mauled to death by a black bear in Drangsoo Mawar area on intervening Wednesday night.
Locals told GNS that the ferocious beast barged into cowsheds belonging to Mohammed Maqbool Chopan, Abdul Ahad Chopan and Nazir Ahmad Pir last night killing at least ten sheep before being chased away to nearby forests.
Blaming the Wildlife Department of lackadaisical approach, the affected families alleged that despite all attempts made to reach the department concerned, “no official or even any employee has so far bothered to visit us to assess the damage.”
The inhabitants have in the meantime demanded the authorities concerned to act swiftly and catch the roaming beast to avert any future tragedy. (GNS)