While travelling towards Bannerghatta National Park, the elephant reportedly fell into a ditch at Ramohalli village in Bengaluru south taluk, injuring his leg, stomach and shoulder.
AL Dalesh, range forest officer, Magadi, said though Sidda is stable, his wounds are still swollen. Sidda was sighted early Monday morning in the backwaters of Manchanabele and is still being administered food and medicines by the officials.
While villagers were hoping the elephant would be captured and treated, BJ Hosmath, principal chief conservator of forests (wildlife) said what happened was ‘natural’. “People are unnecessarily getting excited about the incident.Things like this happen all the time in the wild and we have done everything we could,” said Hosmath.