Elephant Kills One in Tripura (India)
Abhijit Nath, Northeast Today
June 9, 2021
AGARTALA: In yet another incident of man-elephant conflict, a person was
killed in the forests of Chakmaghat, Teliamura sub-division, about 49 KMs
away from Agartala city on Monday.
It is reported that Sunil Karmakar, a resident of Teliamura Landless
Colony, went to the forest nearby with his brother-in-law on Monday to
collect firewood where they encountered the pachyderm. Another person
Baldev who was accompanying them somehow managed to escape. Upon receiving
the information the Forest Dept. searched for Suni in the jungle but no
trace of him was found.
Later on Tuesday morning, a team of employees of the Forest department,
locals, and volunteers from the area engaged in chasing the elephants went
to search the forest again and recovered the corpse of Sunil Karmakar.
Later they brought it to Teliamura Sub-Divisional Hospital for autopsy.
Sunil Babu lived alone in this village & used to collect firewood from the
forest and sell it in the market.
Incidentally, it is not the 1st case of human casualty in the area. It has
come to light that the area is a hot zone of man-elephant conflict. The
forest department had cautioned the residents not to venture into the
jungle, as it is a hotbed of elephant activity.