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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Female wild elephanat killed near Bornadi WLS:Two persons dead

The recent killing of a forty years old female wild elephant and death of two people by wild elephants near Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary have been mourned in Bhergaon sub-division. According to information,the 40 years old female wild elephant was found dead at No.1 Rajagarh village near Bornadi WLS on the morning of August 8.The dead body was found just 40 meters away from the boundary line of the WLS. According to villagers they had seen a weak and slow moving wild elephant the previous night near the WLS. Satya Boro,Range Officer,Bornadi WLS; Haladhar Kalita,Range Officer,Khalingduar Reserve Forest and police officials of Dimakuchi police station visited the spot on the morning of August 8 for investigation into the matter. According to people the elephant was killed either by electrocution or poisoning. It needs mention that illegal loose overhead electric lines in those area had been hazards to both man and elephant. The visiting media team witnessed remains of sacks containing chemical fertilizers near the dead elephant. Electrocution marks were also seen on the trunk.

In other two related incident,one Bhajan Rajbongshi had been killed by wild elephant at No.2 Rajagarh (just 400 m away from the boundary of Bornadi WLS)on the night of August 5.The death of the female wild elephant could have been retaliation by angry villagers,as suspected by a section of people. The other person named Ajit Boro (22) breathed his last on his way to GMCH,Guwahati on August 8 evening,who had seriously been injured by wild elephant the previous night at No.4 Rajagarh village near Bornadi WLS. Bankim Sarma,DFO,Dhansiri Forest Division,Udalguri visited Rajagarh in the evening of August 8 for investigation. He told this correspondent that he had directed MK Sarma,ACF to investigate the incident. He further said that an FIR had already been lodged at Dimakuchi police Station.

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