Six injured in attack by bear in city


Crime Watch

Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Six persons, including a child and a forest guard, were on Sunday injured in attacks by a bear at different places here, a senior forest official said. Deputy divisional forest officer S S Bhadauriya said a bear entered into the residential areas in the outskirts of Bhopal. It attacked and injured six persons including a forest guard Mansharam and a child. He said the bear first attacked an individual at 7 am in Navibagh area. The bear was first spotted at People Mall, it moved towards Sabri Nagar and later it was spotted in Raslakhedi. The injured were rushed to hospital where their condition is reportedly stable. Among the injured Mansaram, a forest guard, and Sukhram, driver of Director of Indian Institute of Soil Sciences (IISS), were attacked by the wild bear. The bear after the incident went hiding in farm field of wheat which has made the search difficult for the forest department. The forest department has assured to provide help in medical treatment to the victims and department has provided financial assistance of Rs 5, 000 to severely injure while those who sustained minor injuries were provided with Rs 1, 000. A Forest department team of 40 employees was pressed along with six vehicles and necessary equipments to catch the bear. Despite the day long efforts, the forest department was not able to catch the bear. The bear kept moving from one residential area to another. The bear attacked and injured Mansharam, when he was going to catch the animal. Efforts to capture the bear are on.

Jewellery worth Rs 10 lakh stolen from IFS rest house

Habibganj police have booked unidentified miscreant for stealing diamond studded jewellery worth Rs 9 lakh from Forest Department’s guest house at Char Imli on Friday morning. The in-charge of Habibganj police station SI RB Yadav said that the victim JS Chitodia arrived in the city to attend a marriage function and was staying at room no 3 of forest guest house. In the morning on Friday at around 10 am he found that the purse carrying jewellery was missing. A complaint was lodged after the victim failed to find the purse. Based on the complaint after preliminary investigation a case under section 380 of the IPC was registered. The victim retired from health department of Uttar Pradesh. In his complaint victim stated that in the morning he went to reception area of the guest house while his wife was in the bathroom and later at around 10 am they found that the purse was missing. The purse carried diamond studded jewellery worth Rs 9 During the investigation window of the back side of the room was found broken.

Man who duped people in name of facilitating loan held

Meanwhile, Chhola Mandir police have nabbed a person who duped around 30 victims in the name of facilitating loan; accused duped the victims by posing at agent of SBI said police. Police said that accused was nabbed after a complaint was lodged by Rukmani Vishwakarma. The accused was identified as Dhanraj Patel. The accused collected Rs 560 in the name of facilitating loan from State Bank of India and the money was taken as registration fees but never converted into availed loan of the victims. The victim after failing to get loan demanded refund from the accused but he refused to return the money and later victim lodged complaint with Chhola police. During the investigation it was found that along with the victim 30 other victims have been duped by the accused. Police said that it would be investigated that any SBI employee is involved in the fraud. The crime record of the accused would be investigated.

Engineering students held for molesting girls

Bagh Sewania police have nabbed two youths involved in molestation of two girls at Sawarkar Setu late in the night on February 16. The suspects are final year students of engineering, said SP Bhopal (South) Rahul Kumar Lodha on Sunday. The vital clue was the motorbike which the accused left at the spot and, based on the details of the motorbike, accused who owned the bike was tracked. Initially, owner of the bike remained untraceable but finally acting on a tip off Pankaj Damahe of Balaghat, who owned the bike, was nabbed and brought to the city. The accused confessed details of other accomplice Shubham of Damoh. Based on the information Shubham was arrested from Damoh. Notably, in the night on February 16 at around 12.30 in the night, victim sisters who were on their way to Bagh Sewania were molested by the miscreants. The accused escaped after Dial -100 staff reached the spot but, as the keys of the bike was removed by the victim girl, the accused left the spot leaving the bike. At the time of the incident the miscreants assaulted a commuter who tried to rescue the victim After the preliminary investigation police registered a case under section 294, 323, 354 D and 34 of the IPC.