Brown bears interact inside an enclosure at a bear sanctuary. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel
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A bear killed two villagers and a wildlife officer sent to tranquilize it before being shot dead in a forest in central India, police said Sunday.The sloth bear mauled the villagers late Saturday, sparking a police hunt for the beast after fearful locals in Chhattisgarh state demanded its capture.Police shot and killed the female bear after it also fatally attacked the wildlife official who had been sent to trap and tranquilize it, said Rajesh Kukareja, deputy police chief of Mahasamund district.
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