Bear kills mother of three in Balakot

Relatives of deceased woman stage protest demonstration in Balakot tehsil of Mansehra

May 23, 2024
Bear kills mother of three in Balakot
A bear roars in this undated image. — Reuters/File

PESHAWAR: In a gruesome attack, a wild bear killed a woman in the Juggan area of Balakot tehsil in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Mansehra district on Thursday.

Police said the unfortunate incident occurred in the Juggan area where an enraged wild bear attacked and killed the mother of three children.

The relatives of the deceased woman staged a protest demonstration in front of the deputy superintendent of police (DSP) office and demanded action against the responsible officials.

Talking to the protesters, DSP Balakot Circle, Muhammad Farood said after the identification of the responsible wildlife officials, legal action will be initiated against them.

He asked the protesting people to remain calm saying that no one was above the law and they will be provided justice at all cost.

The protesting people said bear attacks have become a routine in their area but the departments concerned were not taking tangible steps towards this end.

This is not a first time that a bear attacked civilian population in the district. In August last year, a woman lost her life in Mang village and another woman was injured in village Pambara to a wild bear attack.