Velhe, 25th March 2023: A wild boar attacked a rickshaw carrying devotees near Kadve pass in Panshet dam valley, causing it to overturn and fall into a valley. The incident, which took place in the early hours of Friday morning, left one devotee dead on the spot and three others injured, including the rickshaw driver.
The deceased was identified as Bhaguji Dhau Margale, aged 60, from Nasrapur.
According to reports, the rickshaw was moving slowly on the unpaved road on the hilltop when a wild boar suddenly ran towards it, hitting the vehicle and causing it to overturn. The injured were rescued with the help of local youths and taken to Sassoon Hospital in Pune for treatment. One of the injured, Gambhir Pandurang Dhau Margale, is said to be in critical condition.
The incident was reported to the Velhe police station by the relatives of the deceased and the injured. Police and mountaineer rescue teams rushed to the spot and retrieved the injured and the deceased from the remote valley of Katarkhadka. The police have registered a case of accidental death and are investigating the incident further.