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Kota: Bear attacks two army jawans in Chambal forest, one dies

The two army jawans ventured into the forest from the army camp when the bear attacked them. The army jawan who survived the attack rushed to the army camp and narrated the incident to his seniors

July 17, 2018, 9:45 am

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Jaipur: An army jawan, identified as Surendra Singh Gadhwal, died while another was injured when a bear attacked them in the Chambal forests near Shambhupura in Kota on Monday. The army jawans were attending an army camp being held in Sambhupura. The two army jawans ventured into the forest from the army camp when the bear attacked them. The army jawan who survived the attack rushed to the army camp and narrated the incident to his seniors following which a search operation was launched. The body of the army jawan was found in a mutilated state nearly 500 meters from the Chambal River. The other jawan was admitted to a hospital for treatment. “The army camp is being organized at a place between Kota’s Hanging Bridge and Shambhupura flyover. Surendra Singh, a resident of Uttarakhand , was also attending the camp. After firing practice on Monday, Surendra and his friend who was also attending the camp ventured into the forest when they were attacked by a bear,” said a police officer. The officer added that Surendra was seriously injured, while his friend somehow managed to escape. Police and army launched a search operation throughout the day on Monday and found the body stuck in bushes. “A postmortem examnation of the body has been conducted. Prima-facie it seems that Surendra was attacked by a bear. The cause of death will be conclusively ascertained after we receive the PM report,” said the officer.

First published: July 17, 2018