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Wild jumbo kills two in Udalguri

UDALGURI: The Indo-Bhutan border villages in Udalguri district fraught with human-animal conflict and bloodshed, continues to witness brutality of wild jumbos. The wild elephant continues to create terror and trample humans creating fear and panic among the border populace. A herd of wild jumbos trampled one Uttam Rabha to death at No. 2 Saglijhar(Notunbasti) area under Panery PS in Udalguri on Thursday night . The unruly herd comprising 3-4 Jumbos were creating terror in the neighbouring village following which the victim along with his friends went to chase back the herds and he fell victim in the hands of the jumbo while his friends managed to save their lives. A herd of wild elephants had earlier trampled a 16 year old minor Rupali Toppo daughter of Baranbas Toppo and Jasinta Toppo at  Badlapara T.E. under Dimakuchi PS in Udalguri district on October 7 night."Its high time the state government should not wake up from deep slumber and not only deliver lip-service in the name of mitigating the  man-elephant conflict but should adopt strategies " says known wildlife activist of Udalguri,Nabajyoti Baruah. He further advocates that the forest department should set up control rooms at its divisional offices to monitor the situation and anti-depredation squads should be set up in each division involving local youths as volunteers to deal with the problem.Baruah also exhorted the government to adopt measures similar to Bandipur National Park in Karnataka. " M.D. Madhusudhan of the Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore, has tried out mitigation measures on agricultural lands by installation of co-operative electric fences. Such experiment has been very successful in Karnataka.If this model can be replicated in Assam and scaled up it can help reduce the conflict to a great extent." He added.

 
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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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