KOTA: A 65-year-old farmer, who was guarding his wheat field at Chandrawala village under Digod police station area of Kota district on Friday night, was found dead on Saturday with innumerable fatal stings by honey bees on his body.
Suspecting the farmer had been killed in an attack by honey bees, police lodged a case under Section 174 of CrPC to investigate and ascertain actual reason of death and handed over the body to family members after post mortem later in the day.
Basnhilal Kumhar had gone to guard his wheat field on Friday night when he was attacked by honey bees sometime in the intervening night of Friday and Saturday killing him on the spot, Digod SHO Mahavir Bhargav said.
When the farmer did not return home on Saturday morning, his family members reached the field to search him and found him dead with numerable stings of honey bees, he added.
There was huge hive of honey bees hive on a Pipal tree in the field and something troubled the bees prompting them to strike the farmer, he further said.