Wolf terrorises residents near Ghaziabad

December 28th, 2007 - 6:27 pm ICT by admin  

Ghaziabad, Dec.28 (ANI): Residents of a colony in Sahibabad, on the outskirts of Ghaziabad, are living a frightened life for about a month fearing a blood-thirsty wolf in their area.
Resident of the Balaji Vihar colony say, the suspected wolf enters the colony at night from behind the nearby bushes. The wolf has allegedly killed an elderly man besides attacking over a dozen individuals in the colony.
“On December 2, my uncle Anwar Hussain was lying inside. Suddenly an animal entered the house and attacked him. The animal completely chewed up his face. The animal looked like a wolf. After 15 days of attack my uncle died,” said Asgar Hussain, the nephew of the deceased.
Meanwhile, scared residents have started patrolling in groups for vigil in their colony during the daytime.
Children have stopped coming out of their homes fearing wolf may attack anyone of them.
“We are very much scared of the wolf. Even if we want to play outside the house, we dont. We feel that the wolf may suddenly come and attack us. So we stay at home only,” said Sagar Hussain, a local child.
Uttar Pradesh Forest Department, however, has set up wires in the area as a method to catch the suspected wolf.
“We haven’t seen it. As soon as our DFO (Divisional Forest Officer) came to know about it, he formed a team of four persons. We have just investigated the entire forest but couldn’t find out the animal. We could not find its footprints. We cannot tell whether it was a wolf or hyena,” said Mohan Singh, Ranger with the Department of Forests in Uttar Pradesh.
The arrival of forest ranger and his team has somehow given a relief of sort to the local residents. (ANI)

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