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
Keonjhar: In an unfortunate incident, an elderly woman was killed after an elephant attacked her in the courtyard of her house at Jagmohanpur under Telkoi forest range in the district last night. The deceased has been identified as Janaki Padhan, the widow of Dibakar Padhan. The tusker wreaked havoc in the village for the last […]
Baripada: MLA Basanti Hembram from Karanjia on Friday faced the ire of a group of local residents in her constituency who reportedly forced her to walk for about 7 kilometres over wild elephant menace. The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) legislator was taken to the village of the residents where they showed her the damages of […]
Berhampur: A bizarre scene unfolded near Sunapur on the outskirts of Berhampur after an elephant calf that went astray from its mother was intriguingly deserted by the herd. The baby elephant was part of the herd which sneaked into the locality and subsequently entered Tampara lake causing extensive damage to prawn enclosures and fishing boats. […]
Baripada: A 70-year-old man was trampled to death by an elephant in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district on Sunday, police said. The incident took place in the Sasgovindpur area in the evening when the man, identified as Srikant Behera, was returning home at Sarumula after watching a football tournament at Marmoda, said Lopamudra Nayak, the inspector in-charge […]
Dhenkanal/Balasore: At least two incidents of elephant attack have been reported in Dhenkanal and Balasore districts of the State on Saturday. As per reports, a woman was trampled to death by an elephant in Kamakhyanagar (western range) area under Dhenkanal Forest Division today morning. The deceased has been identified as Natramani, wife of Madhab Sahoo […]
Bhubaneswar: Coinciding with the season’s kharif paddy cultivation, frequent movement of wild elephants towards human settlements have once again begun to rise in Odisha. Several incidents of man-animal conflicts were reported in some districts of the State over the past few days. Elephant herds reportedly damaged agricultural lands, houses and ate away stocked paddy and […]