Bear kills two teenagers in Himachal

Shimla : A bear reportedly mauled to death a brother and a sister duo in a forest in Himachal Pradesh’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 isn’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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