Forest Department locates elephant that killed man in Mananthavady;
tranquilization process underway (India)
February 11, 2024
Forest department officials have identified the location of Belur Makhana,
the elephant that killed a man named Ajeesh, in the residential area of
Mananthavady. The elephant’s signal was traced to the forest area within
the Bavali section. In response, forest department personnel have
surrounded the vicinity where the elephant is currently located.
Kumki elephants, namely Vikram, Bharat, Surya, and Konni Surendran, have
been deployed to the Bavali region to assist in managing the situation.
Their task is to tame the elephant and take it out of the forest safely.
Plans are underway to tranquilise the elephant later in the evening.
Officials have said that it is difficult to transport vehicles to the
location where the elephant is currently present.
Preparations for the tranquilization process have been arranged on-site. In
addition to forest department personnel, revenue-police officials are also
present in the area. Local residents have been advised to refrain from
unnecessary outdoor activities as a precautionary measure.