Nation Current Affairs 09 May 2019 Coimbatore: Two kill ...

Coimbatore: Two killed in elephant attack

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published May 9, 2019, 2:11 am IST
Updated May 9, 2019, 2:34 am IST
Within the last 45 days, four people, including two women were reportedly killed in an elephant attack in nearby Anaikatty.
According to a forest source, yet another man-elephant conflict was recorded at Anaikatty in Coimbatore forest division on Wednesday.  (Representaitonal picture)
 According to a forest source, yet another man-elephant conflict was recorded at Anaikatty in Coimbatore forest division on Wednesday. (Representaitonal picture)

COIMBATORE: Two including a 80-year-old tribal woman was killed in an elephant attack near Anaikatty in the suburbs of the city here, on Wednesday.

Man-animal conflict is frequently recorded in the Western Ghats, especially in Anaikatty that comes under the Periyanaickenpalayam range in Coimbatore forest division.

 

Within the last 45 days, four people, including two women were reportedly killed in an elephant attack in nearby Anaikatty.

According to a forest source, yet another man-elephant conflict was recorded at Anaikatty in Coimbatore forest division on Wednesday.

Nanjan, a tribal residing in Kondanoor tribal village in the Anaikatty hills and his wife Ponnammal (80) died after being attacked by a wild elephant, while they were returning after attending nature's call in the early hours of Wednesday.

On receiving information from local tribals, Periyanaickenpalyam police along with forest department officials rushed to the spot and sent the body to the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital (CMCH) for post-mortem.

 

In a similar incident, 62-year- old senior citizen, Rangasamy, a resident of Anaikatty, was trampled by a wild elephant on Wednesday while returning home at the Solayoor bus stop, close to the Kerala border.

The serial incidents have triggered panic among residents of Anaikatty, and they demand that the forest department provide necessary protection.

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