Tusker injures one in Madarihat

Report by: 
BABUL SARKAR
Alipurduar
11 Jun 2018

The advent of tuskers in human-habitation continues at different areas in the district especially Madarihat causing death, injuries and panic of the locals. A tusker from Jaldapara forest entered into people’s habitation at Madarihat block on Monday. In course of its move along National Highway – 31 the tusker suddenly changed its course and started wasting crops at the field. When the villagers raised hue & cry, the animal chased them. Anil Sarkar, who was trying to flee was injured by the tusker too.
It may be mentioned that Bir Bahadur Chhetri, a retired school teacher and former head of a rural body was killed by a tusker only 48 hours ago.
Such regular attacks by tuskers have caused strong agitation among local residents.
Forest officials assured that the matter would be looked into seriously.