Tusker kills one, three wounded in Saria (Giridih District, India)


Suresh Nikhar, The Pioneer 

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A wild elephant went on a rampage in Dhowari village under Saria police station leaving one man dead and three others wounded.

The deadly incident is thought to have come after the elephant emerged from the forest of Bengal close to Bagodar before crashing its way through the village of Dhowari, police sources said.

Police sources said that the victim was Khemchand Saw (50),a local farmer who was coming back his home on Friday night at 10pm when the elephant broke into the village and lifted him with his trunk and threw him on the spot, said a police officer.

The elephant also injured three villagers in Amnari, Koriatard, nearly 20 km from Dhowari village on Saturday at 4 am.

The injured were identified as Madho Yadav, Jageshwar Yadav and Kali Charan Yadav. All have been hospitalised.

It damaged some huts before retreating to the Saria forest, a lone elephant habitat, police told the media.

A team of forest officials carrying tranquiliser guns and some armed policemen were searching for the elephant in the area, he said.

Local MLA Nagendra Mahto, Ex MLA, Binod Singh and others local leaders visited the village later in the day and interacted with the villagers and also assisted the victim family.

While forest officials said that compensation had been recommended to all four families in Saria whose members got victimised.