A bear tore a woman to pieces in front of her husband who escaped from a tree

A Himalayan black bear in the Chamoli district of the Indian state of Uttarakhand tore a woman to pieces in front of her husband, with whom she went to collect grass for cattle feed, reports the Mid-Day edition.

On Friday, November 20, 47-year-old Maheshi Devi went with her husband to a nearby forest to collect grass for forage. They were attacked by a bear.

“The husband climbed a tree and escaped the bear, but the animal tore his wife to pieces,” said Badrinath forestry officer Ashutosh Singh. The Indian woman died at the scene.

After all the necessary formalities are completed, the family of the deceased will receive compensation, Singh said.

“With the beginning of winter, bears attack people more often, as animals descend below the snow-capped mountains in search of food,” he explained.

Himalayan black bears live in Himalayan meadows at an altitude of three kilometers. During the winter months, they descend to the foothills of the mountains in search of food.

Previously it was reported that a flock of bears tore apart a zoo employee in front of visitors in Chinese Shanghai. The attack took place in a “wild zone” where animals live in conditions as close as possible to their natural environment.