Mancherial: A farmer was injured after he was attacked by a wild boar while he was returning home from his farm at Tekumatla village in Jaipur mandal on Wednesday evening.
As per the forest officials, the farmer, Gomasa Lingaiah, suffered grievous injuries on his hands, face, chest and abdomen. Lingaiah was returning home around 7 pm from the fields, when the wild boar emerged from bushes and attacked at him. Other farmers who noticed the boar attack raised a hue and cry. Lingaiah struggled with the wild boar for over 30 minutes as he caught hold of his head and did not let go of it.
As he continued to grapple the animal, the villagers gathered and began attacking the animal with sticks and killed it on the spot. Lingaiah was later rushed to a private hospital in Mancherial and then to Karimnagar for better treatment. Lingaiah’s condition was stated to be out of danger, his son Shiva told ‘Telangana Today.’
Mancherial Forest Range Officer S Ramesh said that the male wild boar was very aggressive. A panchanama was conducted in presence of a veterinary doctor and the carcass was disposed of as per protocol of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972. The victim’s hospital bills would be borne by the forest departmnt, if Lingaiah preferred to lodge a complaint, he said.
In a video shot by one of the rescuers, Lingaiah was seen firmly holding the mouth of the wild animal in an effort to thwart its attack. “It was rare as the wild boar kept attacking the farmer for quite a long time. They usually attack once and escape,” the forest official opined.
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