Jharkhand: Elephant crushes two again in Giridih, nine died in eight days in elephant attack
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Ranchi: A frantic elephant, separated from the herd in Giridih district of Jharkhand, has crushed to death four people within two days. In Parasbani village of Pirtand police station area, 50-year-old Majhani Devi, who came out of the house at around five o’clock this morning, was picked up in her trunk and slammed to death. Earlier on Friday night, the same elephant crushed a young man named Ajay Singh in Khudisar village of Dumri police station area.
According to the villagers, Ajay Singh had come out of the house for some work in the night when the elephant suddenly came. Ajay Singh tried to run away, but the elephant ran and crushed him. He died on the spot. Earlier on Thursday night, the same elephant had crushed to death two villagers in Ambadih village under Saria police station area of Giridih district. There is a lot of anger among the villagers as the forest department has not taken any effective steps to drive away or control the frantic elephant.
According to the villagers, this frantic elephant has entered the populated area after breaking away from its herd in the Pirtand forest. Wherever he is passing, people are being imprisoned in their homes. The villagers are trying to drive away the elephant by lighting a torch, but it cannot be controlled. There is an atmosphere of panic in dozens of villages of Pirtand, Saria and Dumri in Giridih district due to the frantic elephant.
Talking about the whole of Jharkhand, in the last eight days a total of nine people have been killed in elephant attacks. Elephants killed four people last week in Sadar and Katkamdag police station areas of Hazaribagh district. Hazaribagh forest area officer RN Mishra said that patrol teams have been set up by the forest department to prevent the entry of elephants in the inhabited areas. He has appealed to the villagers not to tease elephants if they enter the populated area.
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First Published : 16 Oct 2021, 11:30:01 AM