Elephant found dead, rhino injured in Assam

While the female elephant was found dead in Tinsukia district, a rhino was injured after being knocked down by a vehicle on the animal corridor at Kaziranga National Park

Guwahati: The carcass of an adult elephant was found in Assam’s Tinsukia district, while a rhino was injured after being knocked down by a vehicle on the animal corridor in Kaziranga National Park, forest officials said on Friday.

The female elephant, aged about 30 years, was found dead in Sadia Range under Doomdooma Division on Friday and it is suspected that she was electrocuted to death.

On receiving information, forest personnel along with veterinary doctors rushed to the site and a post mortem of the animal is being conducted.

Assam: Elderly man killed in elephant attack in Digboi

71-year-old man trampled to death by wild elephant at Durgabari in Assam's Tinsukia district in the early hours of Wednesday, an official said

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Guwahati: A 71-year old man was trampled to death by a wild elephant at Digboi in Tinsukia district of Assam, an official said.

The person, identified as Chitranjan Chakraborty, was attacked by the wild elephant at Durgabari of Digboi range under Digboi Forest Division in the early hours of Wednesday, the official said.

On getting information, forest department personnel rushed to the site of the incident and conducted necessary formalities.

A detailed report of the incident will be submitted soon, he said.

The range officer provided assistance to the kin of the deceased in carrying out the last rites.

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Compensation of Rs 4 lakh will be given to the next of kin of the victim by the Environment and Forest Department after receipt of post-mortem report and other documents, the official said.

On July 14, the Assam government had informed the Assembly that altogether 812 people have died due to man-elephant conflict across the state in the last 10 years.

Assam: Elephant handed over to Kaziranga National Park authorities for killing teenager

Police registered a case under Section 304A of IPC and gave the elephant along with her eight-month-old calf to Kaziranga National Park for safe custody

Golaghat (Assam): A female elephant was handed over to the authorities of Kaziranga National Park on Thursday after the animal allegedly killed a 14-year-old boy in Bokakhat of Assam‘s Golaghat district, the police said.

Police registered a case under Section 304A of the IPC (causing death by negligence) and gave the jumbo along with her eight-month-old calf to the KNP for safe custody, they said.

The female elephant, ‘Dulumoni’, allegedly trampled Bitu Gaud to death two days ago, prompting the police to seize the mother-calf duo and register the case, a senior official said.

When contacted, KNP Director P Sivakumar told PTI that the young boy most likely tried to tease the calf and it must have instigated the mother to kill him.

The elephant, who reportedly took the life of another person last year, belongs to Jiten Gogoi, a two-time former MLA.

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Speeding Train Kills Wild Elephant in Guwahati

A wild elephant was hit and killed by a speeding train in the wee hours of December 11.

According to reports, the incident occurred at Panbari in the Chandrapur area near Guwahati at around 3.30 AM.

Meanwhile forest department officials have reached the spot.

"The elephant came at around 3.30 AM and it was hit and killed by a train" said the Divisional Forest Officer.

"The elephant died in outskirts, so it is further investigated by the territorial forest department" Deka added.