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C'garh: Forest dept team in Korba to tranquilise wild jumbo

Press Trust of India  |  Korba 

A Forest department team has been deployed in Chhattisgarh's district to tranquilise a wild elephant which has killed four people in the past two weeks in area and has now entered the range here, an said Sunday.

The team, also having experts from the Wildlife Institute of in Dehradun, was keeping an eye on the elephant's movement in range under forest division to tranquilise it, said S Venkatachalam, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO)

He informed that the tusker, after being tranquilised, will be brought to the Elephant Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre in Tamor Pingla sanctuary of district.

He said the team was rushed after permission for tranquilising the tusker was received from higher authorities, adding that the hilly terrain was causing difficulties in the operation.

Elephant attacks have killed six people in and in the past few days, officials said.

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 15:55 IST