28 January 2020
Jajpur: The Forest Department staff, on Monday, captured a trouble-causing tusker after sedating it with a tranquillizer dart near Kantipur forest range of Danagadi block of Jajpur district.
The lone tusker had created panic in the entire area. It had attacked and killed four people and destroyed property worth lakhs over a period of 10 days.
The elephant was first tranquilised and properly examined. It was transported via truck and let into the wild at Kusunpur forest under Dalijoda range.
The news of jumbo’s capture brought a wave relief for the villagers.