Nizamabad: A beedi leaf collector was seriously injured when a bear attacked him in Rajanna Gandi forest area of Indalwai village on Saturday. He was shifted to the Government General Hospital where his condition is improving. The villager, Jakkula Mallaiaha (60) of Indialwai went into the forest to collect beedi leaves, when the bear attacked him. Other beedi leaf collectors hurled stones at the bear and drove it away. This is the first instance of a bear attack on the beedi leaf collectors this year.
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