Boar attack in Odisha’s Puri town leaves three injured

Puri: As many as three persons sustained critical injuries after being attacked by a wild boar in Odisha’s Puri town early this morning.

According to reports, the boar attacked two women sanitation workers– Rohini Nayak and Pramila Nayak– at Bharat Sevashram Chhak near Swargadwar here around 4.30 am when they were performing their duty.

Later, the animal attacked and injured an elderly man at Nolia Sahi here. The victims have been admitted to the District Headquarters Hospital for treatment.

Residents of the locality were panic-stricken over the presence of the boar in the area. The animal reportedly strayed into the town from Brahmagiri forest.

On the other hand, a woman sanitation worker blamed the district administration for the incident. “We are being asked by the administration to carry out sanitation work from 3 am, which is unsafe. We were earlier told that the women sanitation workers will be provided police protection during wee hours and early morning. However, no step has been taken in this regard. We will lodge a complaint over the matter with the district Collector,” she said.

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