Two slaughtered in elephant attack in Chandigarh

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Korba, Aug 1: Two persons, including a lady, have been killed in the same number of episodes of elephant assault in Chhattisgarh’s Jaspur locale, a woods official said today.

A 45-year-old tribal lady, Sukuwari Munda, was trampled to death by a crowd of wild elephants yesterday while a 62-year-old villager Shrikamal Manjhi was killed by the pachyderm on Saturday, Division Forest Officer (DFO), Jashpur division, C S Tiwari said.

The episodes occurred at better places in Tapkara woods scope of Jashpur backwoods division flanking Odisha.

Munda, a local of Tiklipara town, was assaulted by the elephants when she had gone to go to nature’s call, he said.

Prior, a crowd of elephant harmed the place of Manjhi before executing him in his rest at Korangamal town, the DFO said, including that his relatives some way or another figured out how to escape from the spot.

The kinfolk of the expired have been given a moment help measure of Rs 25,000 each, the DFO included.

Upwards of six villagers have been murdered in partitioned episodes of human-elephant strife in the Korba locale of the state in May this year.

Quite, the thick forested northern Chhattisgarh, involving Surguja, Korba, Raigarh, Jashpur and Korea areas, are famous for human-elephant strife episodes.

The district has seen a few killings of tribals and across the board harm to houses and yields by rebel elephants in past years.