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Shocking! Elephant electrocuted

Amid growing incidents of statewide men-elephant conflict, yet another full grown elephant died of electrocution in Udlaguri district sending shockwaves among the nature lovers.

The shocking incident took place at Dimakuchi along the Indo-Bhutan border at night where the pregnant female elephant was moving in the human habitat in search of food.

Talking to Assam Times, a section of local residents said that some of the villagers install electric wires to prevent the wild elephants from destroying their property.

The elephant was believed to have tried to cross the electrocuted barb wire fencing. The carcass of the huge animal was spotted in the morning. The forest department officials buried the animal after the post mortem on Saturday.

Local residents further slammed the authority alleging failure to firmly deal with the wanton elephants who have been unleashing terror for the last couple of months.

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Recipient of The Annual Colosseum Awards 2014 & 2015 (by The Assam Tribune group), Shajid Khan is an Independent journalist based in Assam. He has contributed numerous political, socio-political stories for bountiful national,international as well as Assam based publications including The New York Times,Firstpost,The Telegraph. He also pens down analytic commentary on print and web based publications.

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