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Jumbo Death Reported In Assam's Tinsukia District

The cause of death is yet to be ascertained, but it has been suspected due to poisoning.

Jumbo Death Reported In Assams Tinsukia District

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 Jan 2023 6:33 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: One more jumbo death has been reported in Assam's Tinsukia district on 9th January, Monday. Carcass of a wild tusker was spotted at Takawni Reserve Forest under Upper Assam's Doomdoma Forest Division.

The body was initially recovered by the locals, however, the forest department was informed about it immediately. Later, samples of the carcass was collected by forest personnels and sent for an autopsy.

The cause of death is yet to be ascertained, but it has been suspected due to poisoning. The ongoing human-elephant conflict has caused a major issue in today's scenario.

In most cases, jumbos reportedly come out of their habitat in search of food, enters human residence and end up causing destruction. Not just human, but several elephant deaths were also registered last year. The prime cause of death in most cases came out as electrocution.

In order to minimise this ongoing issue, the state government has recently sanctioned the construction of elevated roads near one of the protected regions inside the capital city. The Assam Cabinet approved the creation of varied underpasses along the edge of the Deepor Beel Bird Sanctuary in Guwahati.

As many as 50 jumbos created a havoc in the region on 9th January, Monday. According to sources, the elephant herd destroyed several houses and destructed several trees.

The huge herd of jumbo reportedly approached from the forest in Agia Dwarka's Kesuridubi area of Goalpara district. Apart from houses, the elephants additionally damaged paddy harvest field of the village.

Reports of wild tuskers damaging properties and lives has been recorded several times in the past. In December 2022, Goalpara district witnessed a vigorous elephant attack in a village.

The episode occurred at Dhekiabari village, where wild tuskers came out from the forest area and damaged paddy field and rice harvest. However, no human deaths or injury was reported in this particular case.Also Read: Assam: Abducted Minor Manipur Girl Rescued In Tezpur

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