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    Wild bison kills villagers in West Bengal


    by ODN


    A wild bison strayed out of its habitat and went on the rampage in a village in West Bengal killing one man and injuring six others.

    The creature walked into Dalsingpara village in the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal state on Sunday (March 21).

    A male resident was standing outside his house when the animal rushed in and gored him to death on the spot.

    The six other villagers who were also injured were rushed to the nearby hospital and are undergoing treatment for serious injuries.

    It was early morning when the wild animal went on a rampage, when most villagers were not yet out on the streets. "My mother was about to go to the bathroom when the animal came in and attacked her. I started to scream and had I not shouted, the animal would have gored my mother to death," said villager Priyanka Saha.

    The Forest Rangers and the police managed to trap the animal and tranquilise it. It was then loaded on a truck and taken back to the forest area.

    The Chilapata Reserve Forest is a dense jungle skirting the Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary in the Dooars region of Jalpaiguri district.