A 50-year-old man died while his wife is being treated after the couple were attacked by a swarm of bees when they were working in a tea field near Manjoor on Wednesday.
The deceased was identified as Malaiarasan. He and his wife, Rajeshwari, 38, from Sivasakthi Nagar in Manjoor had gone to work in a nearby tea estate on Wednesday, when they were attacked by a swarm of bees. Malaiarasan tried to protect his wife and bore the brunt of the bee stings.
The couple fled and returned home, where Malaiarasan fainted. He was rushed to a nearby government hospital in Manjoor, where he died. Rajeshwari was then rushed to the Government Medical College and Hospital, where she is currently undergoing treatment.
The Manjoor police have registered a case.