Pilibhit: A farmer died on Thursday in a swarm of bees in Uttar Pradesh’s Pilibhit district. According to reports, while working in the field in Amkheda village of Barkheda police station area, bees attacked a 70-year-old farmer. The bee attack was so deadly that a farmer named Sunderlal died in the field itself. When Sunderlal did not return home for a long time, the family members started searching for him with the help of the villagers.
‘Bees were clinging to Sunderlal’s body’
According to the villagers, they found Sunderlal lying in the field with bees sticking all over his body. He told that they used smoke quickly to drive away the bees, but by then it was too late. Villagers told that Sunderlal had died in the bee attack. At the same time, SHO of Barkheda police station Udayveer Singh said that the matter was not brought to the notice of the police and the local people cremated the body, so the postmortem could not be done.
‘The family could have got compensation but…’
Giving information about the incident, a man from Amkheda village said that there was a big hive on a tree near his field which was cut down by someone. He said that after this the bees may have moved towards Sunderlal’s field and attacked him. Additional District Magistrate (Finance and Revenue) R.S. Gautam said in such cases compensation can be given to the kin of the victims on humanitarian grounds, but the postmortem report was needed to send the matter to the higher authorities.
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