The Tikiri area is one of the worst hit by bears
In the village of Hatimunda Tikiri, Kucheipadar panchayat, Kashipur block, Rayagada district, an elderly man named Chris Jhodia went to a nearby forest to graze 50 goats. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead at the scene.Krist Jhodia was later admitted to Ukralalumina Medical Center in Usha Pada. He is being treated and his condition is critical, according to preliminary reports."There is a provision for some government financial assistance to those affected by such wildlife attacks," said a Tikiri forest official.