Adilabad: A farmer Katakwar Jaisingh would have sustained serious injuries and could have succumbed to his wounds, had he not displayed spontaneity and bravery to take on a wild boar.
He fought a fierce boar for 15 minutes and managed to escape its attack with minor injuries. He won the battle against the wild animal and saved his life.
A native of Sampathnaik thanda of Boath mandal, Jaisingh chose to combat the wild animal, while bleeding when it attempted to gore him on Sunday. He mustered courage even after his chest, underarms, shoulder and area around eyes, were injured. He finally triumphed against the wild animal. He was tilling his field when the boar emerged from bushes and attacked him.
“Though I had sustained injuries, I could hold the mouth of the wild pig after struggling with it for over 10 minutes. After overpowering it, I raised alarm for help. Farmers of neighbouring fields came to my rescue and killed the wild animal. It is a rebirth for me. I did not have any option but to fight the boar,” Jaisingh told ‘Telangana Today’.
The 52-year-old gutsy farmer was immediately rushed to Boath Primary Health Centre and was then shifted to Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS)-Adilabad for better treatment.
“His medical condition is stable. Upon receiving information about the incident, authorities of Forest Department visited him at the hospital,” said District Forest Officer B Prabhakar.
Commenting on the incident, Boath Forest Range Officer Sana Manohar told ‘Telangana Today’ that an isolated adult wild boar becomes fierce and attacks human beings. Jaisingh was lucky enough to avert an unfortunate incident.
Shooter Nawab Safath Ali Khan was deployed in Boath forests for shooting wild boars in 2016. He had eliminated five boars. Despite, the menace continues to grip the region. “Incidence of boars damaging standing crops is reported here for every three months,” said Manohar.