The irate villagers demanded that the jumbos be chased away from their village and suitable compensation for the damaged crops provided to them.
Following the horrifying incident, the villagers got angry and killed the animal.
"We will definitely take action as the location where the incident took place is beyond the forest limits and there is a road on the other side of the railway track. The location is not a passage for elephants and the road is at a higher altitude," said Shashi Paul, PCCF.
Even though the tusker charged dangerously at him, Miri stood firm on his ground. After a brief stalemate, the pachyderm decided to back off and gently walked away into the nearby forest.
Wild Elephant Wreaks Havoc In Human Habitation
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.
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.
A large herd of elephants strayed into a village triggering panic among locals. These images are from Sambalpur village in Raighar block of Nabarangpur district. The herd reportedly strayed into the village from bordering Chhattisgarh.
An elephant calf got stuck in an inundated agri field in Athmallik Forest Division of Angul.
In a shocking incident, a man from Sankarpur under Choudwar in Cuttack came under police scanner for allegedly poisoning 20 stray dogs to death.
A wild elephant was recently spotted within human habitation in Baripada city late on Thursday night, which triggered panic among locals. The animal reportedly wrecked havoc and even broke several kutcha houses in the area.
Odisha Forest department is planning to use modern technology to reduce man-elephant conflict
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 […]