10 injured by panther in Bilaspur

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Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, Aug 29: Ten villagers, including a tahsildar, were injured in an attack by a panther at Ghutkundi village in Pandaria Lormi area in this district of Chhattisgarh, forest department sources said today.

A panther strayed into Ghutkundi village near Agar river yesterday. As news spread of sighting a panther in farms, villagers gathered in huge numbers.

On seeing a huge crowd, the wild animal panicked, jumped on people and fled. Tahsildar V R Dhruv was among those injured. A forest department team reached the spot.

Forest department officials were searching the panther at farms and nearby forests.


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