Locals gherao RCCF office demanding compensation

Sambalpur: Irate over continues havoc of elephants and wild animals, hundreds of locals on Wednesday gheraoed regional chief conservator of forest’s office protesting against irregularities in disbursal of compensation to the family members of the deceased who lost lives in wild animal attacks.

According to sources, the irate locals also demanded to quick disbursal of aid money to kin of deceased who died in elephant and boar attacks.

Besides, they also demanded to increase the compensation amount to Rs 5 lakh from Rs 3 lakh for the deceased family in elephant attack and Rs 20,000 per acre as against RS 10,000 per acre for crop loss due to wild animals.