By Our Kokrajhar Web Desk
Kokrajhar (Assam),Nov 26: Even as the government has stepped up to end human-man – elephant conflict in the state, the killing and damages by wild elephants continues in Kokrajhar. An elderly person was trampled to death by a wild elephant on Friday morning at Murabari village under Salakati police outpost in Kokrajhar district.
According to locals, two wild elephants reached the human habited Murabari area this morning from Ripu Reserve forest Ultapani along the Indo-Bhutan border area via Karigaon,Samsingkela, Kaliphukuri and seriously an elderly person at his residence .
He later succumbed to his injuries at Kokrajhar RNB civil hospital .
The deceased has been identified as 75 -year old , Berlang Brahma of Murabari village.
After the incident fForest department officials and police officials rushed the spot and tried dispersed the wild elephants from the human habited area.
Forest department officials said that the two wild elephants reached at the Murabari Salakati village area from nearby Ripu Reserve forest area along the Indo-Bhutan border and created havoc among the citizens in the area.
Experts in tranquilizing experts from Manas National Park and wildlife authority pf India have been rushed to the spot for tranquilizing the elephants.
“Forest department and police are taking necessary steps to ensure that the wild elephants are dispersed from the human habited areas”,said a senior forest official .
Meanwhile , district administration has deployed two magistrates for controlling the chaos situation at Murabari in Kokrajhar district situation while the elephants are disperses into the wild .
Local people of greater Salakati area have urged the forest department officials and district administration to disperse the wild elephant from the area at the earliest as wild elephants are moving from one place since morning.
Sidli MLA Jayanta Basumatary visited at the spot and met victim’s family members of late Brahma.He has urged the forest department officials and district administration for safety of the common masses in the area.
” A very sad incident took place early this morning at around 9 am at part-II Murabari of Salakati where an elderly man was trampled to death at the backyard of his own residence by wild elephants that travelled all the way from Ultapani Reserve forest and reached deceased person’s village which is about 80 kms”,he said.
He has also spoken to the forest minister of Assam Parimal Suklabaidya and the chief executive member ( CEM) of Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) Pramod Boro over phone regarding the sad incident and they assured all help to the bereaved family members .