Wild gaur falls into well, dies

A wild gaur that fell into the ground level farm well died at Kovil Athupatti village at Paaganatham panchayat in Vadamadurai block near Thoppanasamy hill forest range in Tanil Nadu. Acute water crisis was the prime reason for the incident.

Earlier, the wild animal invaded a hut and attacked two out of eight persons who were sleeping inside. S. Sankan (60) and P. Siva Sankar, native of Kovil Athupatti were injured.

Sankan was admitted to the Dindigul Government Hospital for treatment. After the attack, the gaur ran into a farm owned by P. Sankan, another farmer, and fell into a 40-foot deep open well. Six others had managed to escape.

With poor storage in the well, the gaur fell on the rocky surface and succumbed to fatal injuries. The fire service personnel in association with local people pulled out the carcass. After post mortem, the carcass was buried.

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