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‘Lost’ elephant crushes 11 to death in Jharkhand


Ranchi, Aug. 9: An elephant has terrorised the states of Bihar and Jharkhand by its 15 serial killings in the last month.

The authorities have given the permissions to kill the elephant if it is not brought under control.

The wildlife rangers and hunters assembled in Jharkhand after the murder of 15th victim on Tuesday evening.

The elephant started killing people from Bihar and then moved to Jharkhand. It crushed four in Bihar and 11 in Jharkhand.

The elephant has triggered panic and fear in the mind of villagers. It probably got separated from its herd and strayed into these villages.

Wildlife rangers and hunters assembled in Jharkhand after another victim was trampled to death Tuesday evening, the state’s chief forest and wildlife conservator LR Singh told�a news agency.

“Villagers are living in fear, especially the Paharia tribe that lives on the upper hillier regions where the elephant roams.

Something must be done�We have a team of experts and hunters here with us. We are brainstorming a solution… one of them is to shoot the animal.

But that’s the last resort and we will take a call in a day or two,” Singh told the news agency. According to reports, all those killed by the tusker in Jharkhand belonged to the endangered tribal Pahariya community.

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