Jharkhand rogue jumbo kills 5 in 24 hrs

Jharkhand rogue jumbo kills 5 in 24 hrs

GUMLA: A suspected rogue elephant has killed five persons, including three women, in two blocks of Jharkhand‘s


since Sunday, with forest officials claiming this could be the highest such toll in the area within a 24-hour period, reports

KA Gupta


The first incident occurred in


village on Sunday. “A woman was standing near a school building when the elephant hit her. She died during treatment,” said a forest officer. The same elephant is said to have been on a killing spree as it attacked four others in Kashpur-Ladai


village on Monday. “Three of the deceased were out to attend the nature’s call when the incident occurred. At about 2pm on Monday, one more person was killed. We suspect the same elephant killed all of them,” said Lohardaga divisional officer

Arbind Kumar


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