Forest officials kill a roque black bear

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Gangtok, Jan 19 (UNI) The Forest officials have shot dead a rogue Himalayan black bear yesterday at a village in South Sikkim after failing to trap the animal.

Sources said here today the fully grown bear had entered into a pig sty in the village and had caused havoc.

The Himalayan bear, weighing around 83 kgs, used to stray into the human habitations in the vicinity of Rayong Reserve Forest of south Sikkim and attacked the livestock.

The locals had lodged complaints with the Forest Department apprehending that it might pose threat to human beings.

The forest officials had earlier made several attempts to trap the bear by using tranquilisers, failing which they shot dead the bear.

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