Forest Dept. captures tusker in Chikkamagalur
November 16, 2023
The Forest Department officials captured a tusker at Kunduru Forest in
Mudigere taluk on Wednesday night. The department conducted the operation
with the help of tamed elephants, following the death of a lady in an
elephant attack on November 8.
However, it is said the tusker captured by the department was not the one
that attacked the lady last week. Hence, the department has continued the
operation to capture the tusker which damaged crops and posed threat to
human lives in the locality.
Meanwhile, a group of around eight wild animals was spotted on the
outskirts of Chikkamagaluru early on Thursday, leaving the residents in
fear. The elephants have damaged crops in Nallur and neighbouring villages.
The local people urged the Forest Department officials and the police to
capture all the wild elephants roaming in the area and relocate them. A
couple of schools on the city outskirts declared a holiday on the day.
Chikkamagaluru Superintendent of Police Vikram Amathe visited the spot and
interacted with the public. The Forest Department has deputed staff to
drive the elephants back to forest areas.