Adilabad: A farmer sustained injuries when cheetah attacked him at his residence at Rajulamadugu village in Utnoor mandal on Sunday night. He is undergoing treatment in a government hospital in Utnoor. Few days back, another farmer belonging to same village received injuries as the carnivore attacked him.
Rajulamadugu forest beat officer Janardhan said that the injured was 22-year old Kodapa Amrutha Rao, son of Jangu and native of Rajulamadugu. In the earlier incident, it was Raju of same habitation.
Amrutha Rao had injuries on his cheeks and lips as the cheetah attacked him when he tried to avert its attack on his wife. The big cat entered Rao’s residence as main door was not locked properly. It attempted to strike his wife with its paw. But, the farmer tried to stop it by coming between his wife and the animal. As a result, he was injured.
The victim was shifted to a hospital in Utnoor. He would be shifted to Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences if not cured. It is the first time that such incident reported in the forests of Dirshaipet Forest Range. Villagers told us that Raju was attacked by the cheetah recently. However, the incident was not brought to notice of forest officials, stated an forest officer.