Titlagarh: Panic prevailed in Titlagarh DAV College campus in Bolangir district after a sloth bear strayed into its premises on Tuesday.
According to sources, the wild animal was spotted roaming inside the old hostel of the educational institution by some employees. As soon as the news spread, families of the employees of the institution got panic as the old hostel is adjacent to the staff quarters.
The incident was informed to the forest department. The department officials rushed to the spot and launched an operation to trap the animal.
It is suspected that the bear has hidden itself inside the hostel as no one stays in the hostel.
“The bear is suspected to have come from a nearby forest in search of food. In a bid to protect itself, it has hidden itself inside the hostel building. Efforts are on to chase it away”, a forest official informed.