GHOSTS BY DAYLIGHT AT ROLLAPADU WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Wolf goes wild, injures 20 before being killed
A wolf, suspected to be infected with rabies, on Sunday injured close to 20 persons belonging to six villages in Puttaparthy and Bukkapatnam mandals of Anantapur district before being killed by the villagers.
Early in the morning, the wolf attacked residents of Vengalamma Cheruvu in Puttaparthy mandal and surrounding villages, which was chased away by the villagers. It was subsequently caught attacking a 7-year-old boy in Kothakota village of Bukkapatnam mandal when the villagers killed it.
Anantapur DFO P.S. Raghaviah toldThe Hinduthat around 20 persons including women and two children were injured in the wolf attack. The injured were administered first aid at Puttaparthy before shifting them to Anantapur general hospital for treatment.
Mr. Raghaviah said the forest officials conducted post-mortem on the animal at Kothakota village and have preserved the brain to find out whether the wolf was infected with rabies.
“The brain will be sent to the Indian Veterinary Research Laboratory (IVRL) for examination,” he said.