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Bokaro people fear elephant attack

Written by: Staff
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Bokaro, Sep 3 (UNI) The inhabitants of Naxalite-affected Boakaro in Jharkhand are in constant fear of the pachyderms' attack these days.

People living in the rural areas of the disrict are forced to leave their houses because of frequent attacks from wild elephants, which venture out at night from neighbouring jungles in search for food and water.

In the past six months, at least six people fell victims to the elephant menace and several houses were destroyed, a victim told UNI here.

The most affected areas, where the animals unleashed terror, were Jaridih, Tengukudar, Lippu, Tongra, Roria, Arju, Saraivinda and foot hills of the Sevati hill were the most affected.

Junior Engineer Dilip Kumar Sinha and Assistant Engineer Sabir Ansari of Jaridih said last month the elephants had killed two persons last month.

Divisional Forest Officer of Bokaro Ravi Ranjan said the department would build elephant proof trenches in rural and forest areas, which would be completed in two phases.

In the first phase, 12 km area would be covered connecting Chargi and Choli village of Peterwar and Kasmar block of the district.

Similarly 10 km elephant proof trench would be built connecting Hisim and Adasadam village of Kasmar and Jaridih block.

UNI XC-AM-PRS SAM RS1646

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