This is the shocking moment a cruel mob of cheering villagers trap a black bear cub before reportedly beating it with sticks and stoning it to death.
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The incident was filmed in the village of Zungalpora in the district of Kulgam in the northern Indian region of Jammu and Kashmir and shared on social media.
It was posted on Twitter by netizen ‘Mir Manzoor’, who wrote: “viral video of a bear cub being caught at Zungalpora village in south Kashmir’s Kulgam by locals.
“According to reports, the cub was killed mercilessly by the villagers. The police have arrested one person in connection with the killing.”
The footage shows dozens of whooping villagers hitting the bear with poles and trying to catch it in their nets.
At the end of the video, the excited mob traps the small bear on the ground.
According to local media, the group used sticks, spears and stones to then kill the trapped animal.
It is unclear whether the mob intended to scare the bar away or kill it, however reports suggested that villagers were armed and baying for blood from the outset, and one person has already been arrested by the police.
Meanwhile, the local authorities have confirmed that they are aware of the widely-shared video and are discussing what steps to take, according to local media.
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