Shimla : A bear reportedly mauled to death a brother and a sister duo in a forest in Himachal Pradeshâ€™s Ani region in the Kullu valley.
Villagers said the two school going teenagers had gone to a nearby forest Sunday in search of walnuts when apparently the bear attacked them.
It isnâ€™t clear why the bear was provoked to attack the two.
The girl died on the spot while the injured boy died later in a nearby hospital.
The residents of Gachua village have asked the forest department to capture the bear prowling about the nearby forest,media report said.
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