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Wild elephant kills 2 men in as many days

Press Trust of India  |  Dumka (Jharkhand) 

A wild elephant trampled two persons to death in as many days in Dumka district, police said Saturday.

Another person was also injured in an attack by the same animal.

Police said the male elephant killed Betka Soren, an elderly person, near Kaljhar under Kathikund police station when he was going to take bath in a nearby river on Saturday.

Niyaz Ansari was attacked and seriously injured near his paddy field in the same area. He has been hospitalised.

The elephant had trampled 20-year-old Robin Tudu near Kathalia village under Raniswar police station on Friday when he was searching for his cow.

Divisional Forest Officer Saurabh Chandra said Rs 25,000 and Rs 30,000 have been provided to the families of Soren and Tudu respectively as compensation.

Process has also started to give Rs 10,000 to the injured man, he said.

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First Published: Sat, June 15 2019. 20:55 IST