Wild boar menace panics villagers in Achham


Acham, Feb 4: The entire village of Dandagaun at Mangalsen municipality-6 in Achham district has been suffering from wild boar menace.     

Since the invasive beasts started entering human settlement, the villagers have stopped stepping out of their houses fearing the attack. Aarati Bhandari, 24, of Dandagaun, was attacked by wild boar on January 22 while she had gone to take a shower in outdoor bathroom.     

Critically injured in the attack, she was referred to Nepalgunj from the District Hospital for further treatment.     

Similarly, Deukala Bhandari, 79, from the same place was also mauled by wild boar on January 30 while she was returning home from her farmland. She was seriously hurt in the attack and was sent to provincial hospital at Surkhet district for further treatment.     

As the wild boars started prowling in the village area, the villagers faced difficulty to move around alone even in broad daylight. Increasing cases of attack on humans has further panicked people, shared Jhuma Bhandari, a local resident.     

Incidents of wild boar assaults are on the rise in the adjacent village at ward no 7 of the municipality as well. People from Janalibandali are also terrorized by the wild beasts that also cause damages to crops and properties in farmland.     

Two local residents sustained injuries from the attack on January 30. Both are undergoing treatment in a local health facility, said Chief of District Police Office, DSP Santosh Pathak. Locals have demanded safety from the wild boars menace, as these wild animals' invasions recurred in the village both at nights and days.     

Division Forest Office's Chief Janak Upadhyay shared that they have requested the Province Forest Directorate to send a technical team to address wild boar problems since there were no technical human resources available in Achham.(RSS)

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