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An eight year old girl was trampled to death by a wild elephant at Tengratuku village in Bansjore block of Simdega district in Jharkhand.

After family members of the deceased girl have protested against the forest department personnel for their negligence in dealing with the single wild elephant going berserk in Simdega on Monday.

Responding to the wild elephant trampling to death this girl, ex Minister Enos Ekka and Jharkhand Party District president Sandesh Ekka reached the spot and tried to console the family members of the deceased.
The compensation will be provided by the forest department, Ekka reportedly assured them.

Inquiry revealed that there has been rise in man- elephant conflict  in forest villages of Ranchi,Palamau, Garhwa,Chatra,Latehar,Lohardaga and Simdega this year.

More than two dozen persons had died. In Ranchi alone, 4 persons were killed by wild elephants.

The cause of man- elephant conflict is linked with the process of deforestation, compelling wild elephants to run havoc in forest areas, each carrying elephant- route from West Bengal, Odisha and Chhattisgarh. 

Aware of it, the state forest department personnel have appealed to people to remain vigil and safeguard themselves.

According to police, the deceased has been identified as Kavana, daughter of Umesh and Manjula. The wild elephant attacked her from behind while she was working in the farm with her mother at 7.45 am. Her mother also sustained injuries in the incident. Both were taken to Chigateri district general hospital in Davangere. Kavana, however, succumbed to injuries in the hospital.

The stray elephant had attacked four residents of Kashipura village an hour before the Somalapura incident. Forest personnel managed to send the elephant back to the forest area by bursting fireworks.


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