18-year-old killed in tusker attack

- Post Report, GULARIYA

Mar 9, 2017-

An 18-year-old local was killed by a wild elephant in Babai Municipality-3 of Bardiya district on Tuesday night. 

Police have identified the victim as Arjun Nepali. According to Superintendent of Police Bharat Bahadur Bohara, Arjun came under the attack while trying to chase away the elephant with other villagers. The elephant  had entered the human settlement from the Bardiya National Park. 

Local people obstructed the East-West Highway at Karmana, demanding 

immediate measure to control the wild beasts. They have demanded compensation and employments to one member of each bereaved family. 

The agitating locals say the authorities have failed to take initiatives to control the wild beasts despite their repeated requests.

Wild elephants have been wreaking havoc in Karmana area since long. Six persons have died in the buffer zone area of the national park in the district in the past one year.

Published: 09-03-2017 08:54

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