Nilagiri,Mar 19: A bear created panic in Nilagiri locality under Balasore district on Thursday.
People scampered when a big bear suddenly rushed into Podashula market at late night. It roamed around the market and was seen eating up bel under a bel tree.
After a long time the bear escaped to the nearer Swarnachuda reserve forest, said some locals.
To note that wild bears are creating havoc in and around Nilagiri. People seek assistance of the forest outfit to get rid of the problem.