Tusker kills Chinese engineer in Raigarh


Daily Pioneer

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A Chinese national was trampled to death by a tusker in Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh on Monday, police said. The incident took place forest close to village Katengapali falling in limits of Gharghoda police station during morning hours when the victim identified as Jong Kitau along with his colleague was taking a walk in the forest, said Raigarh Superintendent of Police (SP) Sanjeev Shukla. “The victim was an Engineer and part of team came here from China to setup a power plant ‘TRN’ in the region,†added SP Shukla.
According to Shukla, the victim along with his colleague was staying at a rented house located in outskirts of village Katengapali. Usually, the 41-year-old victim and his colleague used to take morning walk in forest close to the village on regular basis and like other days, they were taking walk in the forest patch when an elephant suddenly appeared before them. Somehow, Kitau’s colleague managed to escape the spot and he was targetted by the tusker.

In an encounter with the tusker, Kitau suffered severe injuries on internal body parts, said Shukla. After being informed about the incident, police along with forest personnel rushed to the spot, informed SP Raigarh, elaborating that a case has been registered in this connection. Notably, in part few months some parts of the State has witnessed killing, damage to human settlement and standing crops by herd of tuskers.

It is to be mentioned here that as many as 63 people were killed by tuskers and other wild-animals across the state between 2014 and 15. It may be recalled that an elderly person was trampled to death by a herd of tuskers in Surguja district on August 8. Likewise, as many as two persons were crushed to death and some injured by elephants in a village falling under Kartala forest range of Korba district on June 22 this year.

In another incident, a middle-aged person was killed by an elephant in Lavan forest range of Baloda Bazaar district on May 3. A herd of tuskers had killed three women in forest falling under Kartala forest range under Korba district of Chhattisgarh on April this year. As per the Government policy in this regard, kin of deceased will be given Rs 2.

90 lakh as compensation whereas Rs 10000 was provided to each affected family as an instant relief. Notably, Surguja, Korba, Raigarh, Jashpur and Korea districts of Ch…

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