A 52-year-old factory worker sustained serious injuries after he was allegedly attacked by a bear near in Udhagamandalam on Tuesday, police said.
The incident occurred when Varadharajan was heading to his workplace in Ellanahalli, and two bears pursued him, police said.
As the worker took to his heels, one of the bears chased and attacked him, inflicting serious injuries on his hand, thighs and abdomen, police said.
The animal then ran into a nearby bush, after the villagers reached the spot and made noise.
Varadharajan was immediately rushed to the government hospital in Udhagamandalam, from where he was referred to government hospital in Coimbatore.