Bear stoned to death in Kulgam village

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SRINAGAR — A wild black bear was stoned to death by locals in Zungalpora village of Devsar area in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Tuesday late evening.

A video available with us reveals that the locals attacked black bear with stones and other harmful things. The video has gone viral on social media sites as well.

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A police official said that they have taken cognizance of the video and were ascertaining the details.

Meanwhile, the incident sparked outrage on the social media as several people termed it heartbreaking and inhuman.

Netizens have demanded that the people who were pelting stones on the bear should be identified and brought to book.

The incidents of man-animal conflict had increased during the past about a decade due to interference of humans in the forests of the Valley.

“We are trying to identify the people who pelted stones at the bear due to which it resulted into death of the bear. Once they are identified, action will follow,” a police official said.

He said that an FIR will be registered against those who will be found involved in pelting of stones on the wild animal.

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