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Wild jumbo tramples five, returns to Nepal

ARARIA/ PATNA: A wild elephant, which trampled 5 individuals to dying in several villages situated along the Indo-Nepal border in Supaul district over the last two days, returned to the forests in Nepal on Thursday evening.

While officials claimed that 5 individuals have been killed through the wild elephant earlier than it returned to its local forest, locals claimed that six more individuals have been present process treatment when they have been attacked and injured through the elephant.

Police resources mentioned the incident started on Wednesday evening when a group of elephants from the forest areas in neighbouring Nepal ventured into Supaul villages and began attacking farmers and village dwellers. A tusker which was separated from its herd entered Lalpur hamlet of Bhimnagar village underneath Basanpur block and began the rampage at Baswantpatti village underneath Karjain gram panchayat and injured a girl. After damaging hutments and other dwellings, the elephant continued with the rampage at Motipur village of Raghopur block.

Some villagers have been injured while they have been trying to flee from the spots and several others have been injured through the tusker. About 35km away from the Indo-Nepal border, the elephant also beaten many hutments of the villagers making them roofless. According to a coarse estimate, standing crops, together with maize and moong unfold over a space of round 100 acers in Supaul have also been damaged through the elephant.

State chief wildlife warden A Ok Pandey mentioned although an elephant rescue team was despatched from Patna to either power away the jumbo again to Nepal or tranqualise it but it returned on its own. “We also held a meeting with the forest officials from Nepal, who told us that they're making plans to shift the elephant to Chitwan National Park. We told them that subsequent time this type of incident we can tranqualise the elephant to keep away from causality,” Pandey told TOI.

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