In Assam’s Hojai district, a Wilde elephant was killed after being hit by a goods train in the evening of September 8. The incident occurred near Hawaipur, at around 6:20 pm, when the animal tried to cross the train tracks. Railway CPRO said that “The elephant was hit by a cement-laden goods train. After getting dashed, the elephant fell down on the track”.
In Assam's Nagaon district, an elephant calf's carcass was found by locals. Reportedly, the body of the elephant was discovered by locals at a pond under the Bamuni reserve forest area near Hatikhuli on May 31. According to a forest official, a herd of wild elephants come to the pond to quench their thirst. "We suspect that the elephant calf was sick," said the forest officer.
In a wild elephant attack, a 52-year-old woman was trampled to death in Chhattisgarh's Surajpur district, said an official on May 31. Victim identified as Indarmania, set out to collect wood, along with two other women when the elephant got hold of her and trampled her to death. The other two women fled and alerted the forest personnel. An immediate aid of Rs 25,00o has been given to her kin.
A 22-year-old woman was trampled to death on January 15, after being hit by an elephant in the Surajpur area of Chhattisgarh. BS Bhagat, the Divisional Forest Officer identified the woman as Paan Kunwar, who was grazing her goats and collecting woods in the forest. However, an aid of Rs 25,000 was immediately provided to the kin and remaining compensation Rs 5.75 lakh will be given later.… read-more
In Odisha's Khordha district, one elephant was killed while two suffered injuries after being hit by a goods train near Bhusandapur railway station under Tangi Forest. The incident happened at around 9 pm on December 25, when the jumbos were trying to cross the railway tracks, reported ANI. Forest ranger Rabindranath Panda said that the search has been launched to trace the injured animals.
Owing to the human encroachment upon the forest, the conflict between animals and human have become common these days. In the latest viral video, a 30-year-old man is seen running away from an angry elephant. However, the jumbo chased him and attacked him with its trunk. It happened in Tamarhat of Assam's Dhubri district on December 18. Reportedly, the victim has… read-more
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In Rajasthan, the forest department kept a female elephant in its custody following the arrest of two men in Dungarpur for transporting it without a transit permit. Both accused, identified as Mukut and Phool Singh, were taking the elephant to Gujarat from Uttar Pradesh. A local court sent the duo to judicial custody till the probe is not completed. The elephant is a captive animal, reported PTI.
In a tragic incident, forest officials of West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district found an adult elephant dead on the morning of November 17. The cause of the unfortunate death is reported to be electrocution. The body of the elephant was found in a paddy field in Jalpaiguri's Mogolkota Rava Bustee. Forest officials said that they have initiated the post-mortem process to find the exact cause of death.
The Madras High Court has asked the Tamil Nadu Government to create a uniform policy towards elephant ownership owing to their exploitation. Further, the court suggested ensuring all private and temple-owned elephants should come under the Forest Department, meanwhile ban the private ownership of elephants completely. Moreover, listening to the petition of a Srirangam temple devotee against elephant exploitation, the court added that… read-more
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Death of at least four elephants in last 11 days due to suspected bacterial infection at Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary in Odisha's Kalahandi district has alarmed the forest department. While the first incident surfaced on February 1, the latest jumbo death was recorded on February 11. Asking the Veterinary college experts to conduct an on-spot analysis of deaths, the forest officials have warned locals to not allow their cattle into the forest… read-more
Courtesy: Deccan Herald