GUWAHATI, Aug 8 - A wild boar which reportedly strayed out of the forest area around the city this morning, unleashed a reign of terror on the GNB Road for several hours and left as many as five persons wounded, two of them grievously.
The wild boar, which was apparently panic-stricken, was also seen venturing out to the main road (GNB Road) for nearly an hour. Although forest department personnel rushed to the spot, they however, failed to spot the animal.
Rajender Basfor, a part-timer engaged at the Gauhati Press Club (GPC), too sustained multiple injuries after he was attacked by the wild boar inside the club campus where he was doing his routine cleaning work along with one of his colleagues around 8 am. The video footage showing the wild boar attacking Basfor has already gone viral.
Basfor who was rushed to the Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital, received 86 stitches to his body. Later, he was taken to Wintrobe Hospital after he developed chest pain. GPC general secretary Sanjoy Ray informed that the club would ensure that Basfor gets proper medical attention.
Two other persons who were attacked by the boar have been identified as Moklesh Ali and Karona Barman, both employees in the Directorate of Archaeology.
While Ali, who received injuries to his neck, has been admitted to the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, Barman was allowed to go after proper diagnosis.
Later in the evening, the wild boar which reportedly ventured into a residential area in Marakhali Colony near the Assam Textile Institute, was found dead. Police sources said that the animal was possibly killed by members of the enraged public.