Koraput: A youth was critically injured after a wild bear attacked him last night at Marichamala village under Dasamantapur block in Koraput district.
The victim has been identified as Subri Saunta.
According to sources, Saunta was returning home last night when he came across a wild bear who was roaming in the human settlement in search of food. The bear then attacked the youth leaving critical injuries on his left leg. However, he managed to flee the spot.
Later, some villagers rushed him to Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College and Hospital in Koraput. The health condition of the injured youth is reportedly stable now.