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Man killed in bear attack in Handwara village

HANDWARA: A man was killed after a bear attacked him in Waisa forests of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Wednesday.

An official told KNO that his body was spotted this morning in Waisa forests following which police rushed to the spot.

He said that the locals identified the body as Abdul Kabir Mir son of Mohammad Anwar Mir, a resident of Mir Mohalla in Waisa village.

“The body was lying around 1-KM away from his home and it seems that he got killed in a wild bear attack while grazing the cattle in the forest area,” the official said.

He said that after proper medico-legal formalities to ascertain the actual cause of death the body will be handed over to legal hires for last rites.

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