Monday, 2nd March 2015

Chitwan deploys team to control wild elephant

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The Chitwan National Park has deployed a technical team to bring a wild elephant under control. The elephant had killed a person of Gardi, Madi, in south Chitwan.

Spokesperson of the Park, Tikaram Poudel, said that a dart team has been deployed to bring the wild tusker under control by tranquilising it.

The elephant has now reached Meghauli area and the team is pursuing it, he added. It had killed Sher Bahadur Darji, 45, while he was sleeping at his house on Wednesday. The family members of the deceased refused to take the body until 15 hours demanding rightful compensation and elephant terror be controlled.

The family members agreed to take the body after agreements were reached to provide compensation to the family of the deceased and to take initiative for providing scholarship to his children during a meeting with the Park officials on Thursday afternoon.

Meanwhile, Madi folks have been terrorized after the wild tusker returned there on Thursday night again.

Santosh Paneru, a local, said that the elephant also destroyed houses of Min Bahadur Gurung and Ram Bahadur Shrestha of Bairath. Details of the loss have not been ascertained yet.

Four people have lost their lives and five others were injured in attacks by wild animals in Chitwan district in the last two months.



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