Weeks after four people were killed in a bear attack in Koriya district of Chhattisgarh, a video has gone viral showing three bear cubs entering a police station in Kanker.
A video of the bears roaming around the station premises was shared by IPS officer Dipanshu Kabra, who joked that they had arrived for a late-night “surprise inspection”.
The 20-second clip, which has now gone viral on social media, shows the animals calming walking on the road as an onlooker records the incident on camera.
Watch the video here:
#Kanker में देर रात थाना परिसर में औचक निरीक्षण. 😅😅
थाना परिसर में घुस आये 3 भालू. ड्यूटी पर तैनात जवानों की बहादुरी व धैर्य को सलाम जो इन परिस्थितियों का सामना करते हुए भी, स्वयं से पहले जनसेवा में तैनात हैं.
सावधानी भी बरतें, सुरक्षा उपायों का पूरा ध्यान रखें.@KankerPolice pic.twitter.com/QFGhLqQBFE
— Dipanshu Kabra (@ipskabra) December 28, 2020
“Kanker late-night surprise inspection in the police station premises. Three bear cubs entered the police station. Salute to the bravery and patience of the soldiers on duty who, despite facing these conditions, keep public service before themselves. However, it is also important to take care of safety measures,” Kabra tweeted.
Since being shared online, the video has prompted many reactions among netizens, with some calling it a common occurrence in Kanker.
They might have to file their complaint
— Rajesh mudras (@MudrasRajesh) December 28, 2020
Kanker me ye aam bat hai sir…ye mere camera ka hai pic.twitter.com/0b39JVhTvc
— Amrit khatri INC✋ (@amritkhatri86) December 28, 2020
It’s My Home Town…These Bears usually comes out in search of food…impact of human interference in their natural habitat…quite adventurous though…😅
— 𝓢𝓪𝓾𝓻𝓪𝓫𝓱 𝓓𝓾𝓽𝓽𝓪 (@SaurabhDutta_19) December 28, 2020
Good work done. 😂
— Yogeshwar Yadu (@YaduYogeshwar) December 28, 2020
Soooooooo cute! Thanks so much for sharing this! ❤️
— Sophia Keller (@SophiaK25856240) December 29, 2020
On December 7, a wild bear attacked a group of villagers in Koriya district when they were returning from a nearby jungle, leaving four dead and three injured.