Killer tusker Dhruve shot, still on the loose
A wild elephant that has killed as around a dozen people, injured many others and destroyed property worth millions in Chitwan, has been shot.
However, Nepali Army personnel deployed to hunt down the the beast, Dhruve, are yet to report success, said Chitwan Police chief SP Deepak Thapa. The animal has been shot in the head and the trunk multiple times, but it has not been killed or captured, he added.
Local political parties in Chitwan had enforced a general strike in the district on Wednesday demanding that authorities kill Dhruve and provide relief to a couple trampled to death by the elephant on Saturday. They had shelved their protests after authorities assured that the elephant would be caught soon and Rs 600,00 will be provided to the kin of the deceased couple.
Officials said they expect Madi locals to organise a funeral for the deceased couple soon. Locals had refused to do so until their demands were met. nepalnews.com