Keonjhar, Jan 29: A youth sustained critical injuries after being attacked by three bears under Ramachandrapur police limits in the district today.
The victim identified as Anath Nayak is currently undergoing treatment at Anandapur Sub-divisional Hospital.
As per reports, Nayak had been to attend the nature’s call near a pond when the three bears attacked him. Nayak initially tried to put up a fight but later gave up. Nayak, however, jumped into a pond to save himself.
Later locals rescued Nayak and rushed him to the hospital. The bears also fled to the nearby forest by the time villagers reached the spot.