Jumbo wrath claims 6th life in Sundergarh
Bhubaneswar: A pachyderm, suspected to be from Jharkhand continued its wrath claiming one more life on Sunday morning in Kukuridihi village under Ujjalapur range of Sundergarh district. With this, the number of elephant attack victims rose to six in past 10 days.
Earlier, two days back the same tusker had crushed an old man to death in Telijor village under Balisankara block.
Worried over the incident Sundergarh DFO Arjuna Behera said, “It's a rare case as one tusker killed six in 10 days. We are planning to tanqulise and shift the jumbo to some other place."
Meanwhile, according to information available forest officials are on their way to Sundergarh with tranquilised ‘Yashoda’, a female elephant from Chandaka-Damapada sanctuary to help chase away the wild tusker from the region where it has been creating havoc since past one month.
Sources said, ‘Shobha’ from Similipal wild life sanctuary in Mayurbhanj district will also be part of the operation.
“Two trainers from Assam will help forest officials to chase away the elephant,” said an official on condition of anonymity.