Kunnumkai (Kasaragod): A wild boar that jumped onto a speeding autorickshaw overturned the vehicle, pushing the passenger and the animal under the vehicle. The boar bit the boy’s face and injured him.
Injured Sahadh (8), son of Kunnumkai native Ismail, was admitted to a private hospital at Cheruvathur. His wounds have 65 stitches.
The incident occurred on Saturday around 10 pm at Palakkunnu. Ismail and family were travelling to Moukkodu. On their way, a wild boar jumped towards the vehicle and the vehicle lost control and overturned. The boy was rescued by lifting the vehicle.
Sahadh is a student of Govt. LP School, Moukkodu. Others in the autorickshaw sustained minor injuries.