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Man-elephant conflict claims another life in Nagrijuli


A Correspondent

Tamulpur: Due to wild elephant-human conflict, people of greater Nagrijuli area along the Indo-Bhutan border under Tamulpur subdivision in the district of Baksa are spending a sleepless night. On Sunday night, an isolated wild elephant, named Laden, entered the village Pub-Goibari along the Indo-Bhutan border and unleashed terror in the village under Nagrijuli area in Baksa. The people of the village left their houses and took shelter in secure places. A person named Rajkumar Hajong was attacked by the wild jumbo and he died. His body was found on Monday morning on the bank of River Bornodi. Villagers informed the Nagrijuli police outpost and local forest office. Receiving the information, a team of police led by Ranjan Das, in-charge of Nagrijuli police outpost, and a team of forest officials rushed to the spot and recovered the body of Rajkumar. Later, the body was sent to Mushalapur for post-mortem. On Monday too, a big herd of wild elephants was moving near Goibari along the Indo-Bhutan border in Baksa. In the last two months, three people had been killed by wild elephants at Tamulpur subdivision in Baksa district. People alleged that no measures had been taken by either the Government or the forest department to control the atrocities of wild elephants.

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