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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Elephant gangs coordinatng rampages 

MANBAZAR, Oct 23: Two residents of Jamuria (Manbazar), Mukta Mahato (48) and Kando Sabar (65) of Nekra (Boro), were trampled to death by a rogue tusker and an elephant respectively in two separate incidents in Purulia district last week. Sixteen people have died due to elephant attacks in the district this year. Earlier, at least eight villagers died during the last week of May in Joypur block of Purulia, after a rogue tusker trampled them. Later, the tusker was shot to death. Meanwhile, a herd of 21 pachyderms including three calves from Dolma of Jharkhand have been on the rampage, since their entry into Purulia district a fortnight ago to hunt for food.

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