Elephant ransacks security camp (India)


The Times of India

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The attack, which took place on Sunday night, was the third such attack in Kalyanpur in the last 10 days.

According to reports, two volunteers of a 13-member team were on sentry duty at the civil village defence camp at midnightwhen an elephant attacked the camp. When they tried to run away, one of them – Nibas Sarkar – was hit by the elephant and rolled down to a ditch. He managed to escape along with the others.

The angry elephant went on a rampage for about an hour and completely destroyed the camp.

Wildlife officials went to the spot later but could not locate the elephant. They did, however, say that the Kalyanpur area has now become a corridor of wild elephants living in the Athuramura hill range that is connected to the eastern fringe of the Chittagong Hills Tract of Bangladesh. In recent years, after the end of insurgecy in the state, human activity in the hill range has increased exponentially – affecting the food-chain and movement of elephants.


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AGARTALA: A civil village defence volunteer was injured and a security campdestroyed in a violent attack by a wild elephant in north Maharanipur village under the Kalyanpur police stationunder Khowai district in West Tripura.