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Karnataka's Siddapura estate reels under Elephant terror 

The locals of Siddapura estate are now demanding the capture of more than 15 wild elephants from the area. 

Published: 07th June 2018 10:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th June 2018 10:32 AM   |  A+A-

Human-Elephant encounter

By Express News Service

MADIKERI: Midst the celebrations of World Environment Day, the Siddapura farmers' association along with other co-operative societies took to the streets in front of Aranya Bhavan demanding relief from wild elephant attacks.

The estates of Siddapura have been under surge from wild elephants for many years and the attacks have allegedly multiplied by two folds since the past couple of months.

The adjoining villages of Guhya and Kakkattukadu have been visiting spots for the tuskers who march into the estates at night. It has been a routine surge and the villagers, who are threatened by the wild elephant attacks, are forced to stay put in their houses before sunset.

The villagers are appalled by the hasty work carried by the Forest Department in installing and maintaining solar fences. “The elephants have broken the solar fences, crossed the trenches and entered our villages,” unanimously complained the locals of Engilageri village.

However, days after the protests, the Forest Department has granted permission to capture two elephants in the vicinity, providing relief to the villagers. “The most notorious members of the herd, one male and one female, will be captured soon and we have received permission in this regard,” confirmed Manoj Kumar, Chief Wildlife Conservator. 

However, the irked locals are demanding capture of more than 15 tuskers in the area who have terrorised the region.


 

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