Wild elephants kill 4 in Jharkhand

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Wild elephants kill 4 in Jharkhand
Outlook India
October 11, 2021

Four people, including two women, were trampled to death by wild elephants
in three incidents in Jharkhand on Monday, forest officials said.

The attacks by elephants took place in Hazaribag and East Singhbhum
districts.

Two women were trampled to death by an elephant in Kupa village under
Katkumdag Forest Range in Hazaribag district when they had gone to relieve
themselves early in the morning, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), Hazaribag
West Division, RN Mishra, said.

He said the two women were in their 50s.

In another incident, a 66-year-old man was killed by a pachyderm in Sirshi
village on the outskirts of Hazaribag, the DFO said.

Another wild elephant trampled a 62-year-old man to death in Ghagra village
under Chakulia police station in East Singhbhum district when he had gone
to respond to nature''s call early in the morning, the forest official said.

The bodies were brought to Hazaribag for post-mortem examination.

Mishra said the forest department has paid Rs 25,000 each to the next of
kin of the deceased, and the other compensation amount, as per the
government''s provision, will be paid to them after getting clearances from
the authorities.

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Wild elephants kill 4 in Jharkhand Outlook India October 11, 2021 Four people, including two women, were trampled to death by wild elephants in three incidents in Jharkhand on Monday, forest officials said. The attacks by elephants took place in Hazaribag and East Singhbhum districts. Two women were trampled to death by an elephant in Kupa village under Katkumdag Forest Range in Hazaribag district when they had gone to relieve themselves early in the morning, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), Hazaribag West Division, RN Mishra, said. He said the two women were in their 50s. In another incident, a 66-year-old man was killed by a pachyderm in Sirshi village on the outskirts of Hazaribag, the DFO said. Another wild elephant trampled a 62-year-old man to death in Ghagra village under Chakulia police station in East Singhbhum district when he had gone to respond to nature''s call early in the morning, the forest official said. The bodies were brought to Hazaribag for post-mortem examination. Mishra said the forest department has paid Rs 25,000 each to the next of kin of the deceased, and the other compensation amount, as per the government''s provision, will be paid to them after getting clearances from the authorities. https://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/wild-elephants-kill-4-in-jharkhand/2176762