Rampaging jumbo instils fear among people in Bijnaur

December 4th, 2007 - 8:32 pm ICT by admin  

Bijnaur (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 4 (ANI): At least six people have died so far in mayhems that an elephant has been creating in Bijnaur District in Uttar Pradesh for the past few days.
The elephant has destroyed property and disrupted the daily schedule of the people, who are terror stricken and frightened, to step out of their homes.
“An elephant intruded into my home and the roof collapsed. I just managed to escape with my kids. I have already incurred a loss of Rs 30,000 to 40,000,” said Alamgeer, a resident.
Following the brutal killing of a villager, people virtually took to streets demanding the government to do something about the matter.
Meanwhile, forest department officials have deployed all their techniques to catch the dangerous elephant.
“We are making a strategy to trace the elephant, and tranquilize it to put it somewhere else to the save the lives of the villagers,” said AB Singh, an official from Forest Conservation Department.
Officials and experts from Muradabad, Lucknow and Dehradun have been called to trap the animal. (ANI)

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