A middle aged man was attacked and killed by a bear along Mizoram- Myanmar border in Kawlbem village in Champai district recently. According to reports the victim, Thangchhuana, a Grade IV employee in a government school in Kawlbem village was attacked in a jungle near the school. According to police sources, the bear ran away after he shot at it with a gun. The bear also died due to bullet injuries.
Hearing the gun shot, his friend came to his rescue and found him in a serious condition lying in the ground. He succumbed to his injuries before he could be shifted to a hospital.
When the villagers, went back to the jungle to locate his gun they found the dead bear lying few meters away from the gun. The Mizoram – Myanmar border is surrounded by dense forests and is the habitation of various wild animals.