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Elephants trample eight to death in Cachar - 2 forest officials arrested

Silchar : Two elephants went berserk and trampled nine people to death in Hawaithang under Dhalai Police Station in Cachar District. Forest Officials however managed to track the two elephants and killed them near the Mizoram border.The deceased have been identified as Jyotirmoy Barman, Renubala Das, Kalpataru Das, Shikha Das, Moinarani Das, Minu Das, Phulkumari Das and Abdul Rashid Mazumdar and another identified person.

In this connection Ranger Nabendu dey and BIT officer Badaruddin were suspended. Investigations have revealed that they had allowed two timber smugglers to collet log from Dhalai Forest. The smugglers had used two tamed elephants for this purpose and these were the elephants which turned violent and killed the nine people

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