Bear kills woman in Himachal Pradesh

June 7th, 2009 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS  

Shimla, June 7 (IANS) A bear mauled to death a woman in a Himachal Pradesh village, police said Sunday.
The victim, Devki Devi, 60, was grazing livestock when she was attacked by the bear near Nerwa village of Shimla district Saturday, police said.

Her body was recovered from the bushes by her family members.

Pugmarks from the spot showed that the woman was mauled by an adult bear, police added.

In the Chopal region, the sighting of the Asiatic black bear is common from May onwards when it comes out from hibernation.

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