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Elephant kills elderly tea garden resident in Naxalbari

Julias Oraon, 70, went out with cattle to a nearby field when the jumbo attacked him

Our Bureau Published 23.11.21, 04:06 AM
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Representational image. File photo

An elderly resident of Meriview tea estate in Naxalbari block of Siliguri subdivision was killed by a wild elephant on Monday.

Sources in the forest department said that in the morning, Julias Oraon, 70, went out with cattle to a nearby field when the elephant attacked him. He died instantly.

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Foresters found his body. His kin will be compensated according to norms, they said.

BSF arrests

BSF personnel arrested three persons, including two Bangladeshis, on Sunday.

Sources said troops of 175 battalion at the border outpost in Bamoor on the India-Bangladesh border nabbed two persons trying allegedly to cross the border illegally. Ainul Haque and Safikul of Thakurgaon in Bangladesh are reportedly smugglers. Personnel of the 137 battalion arrested Pintu Malo of South Dinajpur who was allegedly trying to smuggle contraband items to Bangladesh. The BSF, sources said, in other raids across the region seized items worth Rs 15.08 lakh that include cattle, cough syrup and silver.

On Monday, Kotwali police of Cooch Behar caught a truck with 36 cows. Five persons, who could not produce papers for the cows, were arrested.

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