Dharamsala, May 23
Sanjeev Kumar, DFO, Dharamsala, said he got information regarding the attack in McLeodganj today, in morning. A team of forest officials was sent to the area. It was found that the rag-picker had gone into tree plantations in Jogibara area in the morning, when she was attacked by the bear. The woman was initially taken to the Delek Hospital of the Tibetan government-in-exile, and then to some other hospital by her kin. The forest officials are looking for the woman and she would be compensated, he said.
The two bear attacks in McLeodganj has caused panic among the residents. Rakesh Kumar, a resident of the area, said it was scary that Himalayan black bears were attacking people in habitation areas.