Convent School Shuts As Bear Strays Into Rajbagh Area

Srinagar- As the video footage of wild bear roaming in Raj Bagh locality went viral, it stoked fears among the residents of Rajbagh and the adjoining areas.

Keeping in view the safety of students, the administration of Presentation Convent School has decided to keep the school shut on Monday.

 “The school will remain closed tomorrow (12/9/2022) and the exam scheduled for tomorrow will be conducted day after tomorrow (13/9/2022). Praying for the safety of everyone” the school administration said.

It is pertinent to mention, a man was injured in a bear attack at Lal Mandi area of Srinagar on Sunday.

Official sources said that a wild bear attacked Fayaz Ahmad Bhat, 40, son of late Mohd Shafi Bhat resident of Habba Kadal, working as a security guard in a private school.

He received injuries on the right side of face and both arms and was later shifted to SMHS.

Meanwhile, Police has urged people to stay indoors in Rajbagh until Wild bear and Cub is caught.

“One Wild Bear & a small Cub are roaming in Rajbagh locality of Srinagar. Wildlife officials & Police are on the job. Citizens of this & nearby areas are advised to remain indoors till it is caught. If anyone notices the bear, please inform at SHO Rajbagh’s number 7006572050” Srinagar Police Tweeted.

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