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Wild elephant raids hut in Jhargram, woman dead

Sources said a mud wall fell on Fulmani Mandi while she was asleep after the tusker broke into her hutment
We have deployed our staff and trained workers to guide the elephants and keep them away from human habitat: Forest officer.

Snehamoy Chakraborty   |   Calcutta   |   Published 14.08.21, 01:47 AM

A wild elephant, which had got separated from its herd, broke into the mud house of an elderly woman killing her on the spot at a village in Jhargram early on Friday morning.

Sources said a mud wall fell on Fulmani Mandi, 65, a resident of Kapatkata village in Jhargram’s Belpahari, while she was asleep after the tusker broke into her hutment. 

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 “The family members of the victim will be compensated as soon as we get the required documents within a day or two. We have deployed our staff and trained workers to guide the elephants and keep them away from human habitat,” said Sheik Fareed J, the divisional forest officer of Jhargram.

“We are sending bulk SMS to local people every morning informing them about presence of elephants in their vicinity and are also sharing the location of the animals. Our staff make announcements using the public address system to aware about the elephants movement,” Fareed added.

Kids drown

Two children drowned in a pond near Mohana village in Bankura on Friday afternoon.

Police sources said Anmol Hazam, 6, and Anshika Sharma, 8, residents of Bankura’s Mejia, had come to the spot with their uncle Jagdeep Hazam.

The sources said Jagdeep, who was washing his motorbike, tried to save the children but failed.

The bodies have been sent to Bankura Sammilani Medical College and Hospital for post-mortem.



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