An Indian man who was hunting a bear that had attacked two villagers was eaten alive by the animal.
The 47-year-old forest guard was attacked by the beast near Surajapur in Central India’s Chhattisgarh state. The guard was reportedly trying to snare the bear after it had attacked two people in a nearby village. When the female bear came out of the forest, witnesses said she approached stealthily and surprised the guard.
As the guard cried for help, other members of the hunt party alerted villagers. People pelted the bear with stones in an attempt to scare it off and others simply filmed the event. In extremely graphic footage of the event, the bear can be seen tearing at the man’s face and body.
Gun shots can be heard in the video, though the bear never flinches.
"People started to think that the bear was mentally ill. It had attacked the guard and some animals earlier,” Kailash Chandra Bebarta, the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, said, according to International Business Times. “We had earlier tried to trap it also, but we weren't successful in it."
After ten minutes, the bear was finally driven away by villagers, though the guard was pronounced dead at the scene. Later, the bear was found and shot dead by a team of officials from the forest department and local police.
Video of the event has since been removed from YouTube.