The villagers detained Umakanta and his staff when they went to the village to drive away wild elephants, sources informed.
The forest officials were allegedly beaten and sustained burn injuries on their bodies after angry villagers snatched the fire torch meant to ward off elephants from their hands and used them on the bodies of forest officials.
In yet another incident of man-elephant conflict, an elderly couple was trampled to death by a herd of elephants. The incident was reported from Nimapur village in Jagatpur area of Cuttack district in the wee hours of Wednesday.
Before entering into a village, the pachyderms will first come across with the bees. As they are afraid of bees and don’t like bees’ buzzing sound, they wouldn’t attempt to enter the village.
A herd of elephants unleashed terror in Khordha district. The wild animals destroyed boundary wall of a park near the district Collector's office and triggered panic in the locality.
A herd of 26 elephants wreaked havoc in Karanjia area of Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district.
Recently, during the winter session of the Odisha Assembly, State Minister for Forest and Environment, Bikram Keshari Arukha had informed that at least 406 elephants had died between 2016-17 and 2020-21.
The forest officials said that the elephant herd comprising 30-35 jumbos had moved to the forest near Bhusandapur from Chandaka forest area and often strays into the nearby farmland in night hours in search of food.
Herd of around 50 elephants wreak havoc in Binika, Sonepur, Odisha.
For the last few days, a herd of elephants is wreaking havoc in several villages under Banarpal block of Odisha’s Angul district.
A herd of elephants strayed into agriculture fields in Karanjia, Odisha. The herd of 26 elephants reportedly damaged large tracts of corps across several villages in the area. The farmers in the area are in a state of panic after seeing so many elephants in their paddy fields during harvesting time.
The group of jumbos from a nearby forest has been creating havoc in Bhalupali, Jogisarda and Badibahal villages under Loisinga forest range of the district since last week.
A 3-month old elephant calf fell into a well and got separated from the herd in Keonjhar.
Elephant herd from ‘Jharkhand’ strays into Karanjia forest division, Odisha
Sundergarh: Panic gripped residents of Rajgangpur sub-division after a herd of 17 elephants destroyed crops and houses in the area today. According to the villagers, the elephants strayed into areas including Sunakhandi, Bhaluduma, Bhikapada, Jaharumal, and Singhapadi during the night. A villager alleged that elephants destroyed an anganwadi centre in Bhaluduma. “Elephants broke the main […]
Balasore: After 10 days of operation, the forest department personnel finally managed to drive away the herd of elephants that damaged several acres of crop in Nilagiri region and assured compensation within seven days of completion of the crop damage assessment. The jumbo herd had strayed into the Nilagiri area from neighbouring Jharkhand on November […]
Bargarh: The farmers in Padmapur are a distressed lot as wild elephants have been frequently straying into the farmlands and destroying crops. However, it is being alleged that the administration has turned a blind eye to the jumbo menace. The farmers alleged that the pachyderms have damaged crops in several acres of land in Dubulabahal, […]
Dhenkanal: One person was killed and another critically injured in two separate incidents of elephant attack near Hindol forest range in Dhenkanal district early this morning. In the first incident, a man identified as Prasanna Behera of Tentulisingha village was trampled to death by a jumbo while he was out in the woods to answer […]
Rourkela: Tension prevailed at Kukerama Panchayat under Nuagaon block in Sundergarh district today after a four-year-old boy was trampled to death by an elephant last night. Sources said a herd of three elephants had entered into the village last night. One of the elephants destroyed the house the baby was sleeping in and later crushed […]
Dhenkanal: At least three persons were killed in two separate incidents of elephant attack in the state today. In the first incident, two persons were trampled by a wild jumbo in Dihadola forest close to IGIT Sarang under Mahabirod Forest Range in Dhenkanal. Sources said, three inmates of Khandanal Ashram had gone to bathe in […]
Sambalpur/Baripada: Two elderly persons, including a woman, were trampled to death by an elephant at Makarkenda village in Rairakhol of Sambalpur district on Friday night. The deceased have been identified as Sambhu Bhoi (65) and Daimati Bhoi (70). After getting information about the presence of a herd of elephants in the area, Daimati had gone […]
Mayurbhanj: An elderly woman was trampled to death by a wild elephant near Pithabata range at Baripada in Mayurbhanj district on Wednesday. The incident took place this morning when the deceased, identified as Nirmala Mohanta of Ahari village, had gone to the forest to pick firewood. When Nirmala did not return home, her family launched […]
Sambalpur: An elderly woman was killed and another person injured in an elephant attack at Bhabanipali village in Jujomura block of Sambalpur district last night. As per sources, a tusker from nearby forest barged into the house of the woman when she was fast asleep and smashed her to the ground with its trunk. She […]
Sundergarh: A villager was trampled to death by an elephant in Kadopani village under Nuagaon block of Sundergarh district today. The mishap took place early in the morning when one Ishak Kujur, who had gone to attend nature’s call, encountered an elephant and was trampled to death by the wild animal. On receiving information, forest […]
Dhenkanal: In a fresh incident of man-animal conflict, a woman was trampled to death by a tusker at Srirampur village under Bhuban Forest Range in Dhenkanal district this morning. The deceased was identified as Kagaja Pani, who was attacked by the wild animal when she had gone to a nulla near the village to take […]
Rourkela: Jumbo scare gripped Bisra Forest range under Rourkela forest division after an elephant trampled a man to death at Katepur village in the wee hours today. According to reports, a wild jumbo, which had ventured into human settlement, killed George Lugun of Katepur who was on his way to a nearby field to attend […]
Khurda: Residents of Tangi area in Khurda district are now having sleepless nights for the last couple of days as a herd of nearly 20 elephants is wreaking havoc in the region. The elephant herd has reportedly destroyed standing paddy crops and houses in Golabai, Mota, Kalibati areas under Tangi block in the last 10 […]
Sundergarh: Residents of Bandhabhuin village near Bonai forest area of Sundergarh district are spending sleepless nights as a herd of elephants is wreaking havoc in the area for the last couple of days. According to sources, the elephants have destroyed crops cultivated on several acres land. The villagers alleged that even after the pachyderms have […]
Bhubaneswar: Though Chandaka Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary, sprawling over an area of 193 sq km is estimated to be home to nearly 30 elephants, the Elephant Census Report 2017 revealed that there is only one pachyderm left in the sanctuary. “We cannot rely on the findings of the census that there are no elephants in Chandaka. […]
Keonjhar/Dhenkanal: Herds of elephants have caused massive damage to paddy fields in different places of Keonjhar and Dhenkanal districts over the last two days. A herd of 30 pachyderms damaged crops in Nuagaan, Dabarchuan, Katugaan and Rajigaan in Keonjhar. According to sources, the farmers in these areas are spending sleepless nights to protect their crops […]
Keonjhar: Tusker terror once again gripped Champua range of Keonjhar district after a person sustained grievous injuries in an elephant attack here on Saturday. The injured has been identified as Bijaya Nayak of Balada village. The incident occurred in the morning when Nayak was going to the fields for agriculture work. Suddenly, a wild elephant […]
Balasore: People in the forest fringe villages of Nilgiri and Oupada blocks in Balasore district are spending sleepless nights with herds of elephants straying into human habitations and damaging crops and properties becoming a daily affair. Fear of the pachyderms has forced the villagers to build houses on top of trees to guard their fields. […]
Bhubaneswar: An elephant reportedly went on a wild rampage on Saturday killing one buffalo and injuring five others here at Patharagadia village near Chandaka forest range in the Capital City. According to a local, Benudhar Behera, the incident occurred late on Saturday night when he was resting in his house. In the moonlight, the villager […]
Keonjhar: A herd of 53 elephants from Jharkhand are on a damaging spree in Patala village near Kaliprasad forest under Champua range in Keonjhar district. The jumbos have so far destroyed three houses apart from damaging paddy and maize crops fields in the area. People are in panic over the persistent elephant menace in the […]
Sonepur: Wild elephant menace continues unabated in the bordering villages of the district dominated by forests as a herd of jumbos once again entered the human habitats damaging crops and properties in the Banki forest range on Saturday. According to reports, a herd of 18 pachyderms entered the Padmapur and Barghat areas in Banki range […]
Sundergarh /Keonjhar: Elephant menace gripped some parts of Sundergarh and Keonjhar today while injuring a woman and damaging house and property. In Sundergarh, a herd of stray elephants went on a rampage in Ganighasa village under Kuliposh Forest Range under Bonai Sub Division and injured a woman. Sources said the herd which had wandered away […]
Keonjhar: A herd of elephants wreaked havoc on several villages under Champua and Barbil range in the district, damaging crops and destroying human habitats. The natives of the Dadua village are living in constant fear with the frequent elephant attacks. Sources said the attacks have forced many villagers to move out of the village. Locals […]
Balasore: Residents in the periphery of Tinikonia forest reserve at Nilagiri of Balasore district are in panic after a herd of wild elephants strayed into Kamarkhalia village last night. According to sources, the herd comprising of three elephants went on a rampage and destroyed the house of one Banamali Singh. The pachyderms also caused massive […]
Athagarh: Seven Forest staff were injured, one of them seriously when an injured elephant attacked them inside Sukasana forest under Athagarh Forest Range in Cuttack district this afternoon. According to reports, the Forest staff had found a limping elephant inside Athagarh Forest Range five days ago as an abandoned tyre got stuck on its front […]
Baripada: Concrete steps would be taken for speedy disbursement of compensation to the families of those killed in elephant attacks in Odisha, a senior forest official has said. Quick disbursement of compensation would also be made for crop loss due to marauding elephants, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF), Debabrata Swain, said. Swain was speaking […]