Press Esc to close
Saturday 29 November 2014
News updated at 3:39 AM IST
Weather
Max: 29.2°C
Min : 16.5°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Jumbos go on rampage near KGF

Kolar Gold Fields:Jan 3, 2013 DHNS

32-strong herd attacks man, destroys crops

A man sustained fractures while standing crops of watermelon were damaged as a herd of elephants went on a rampage on the outskirts of Kamasumudra village near here on Wednesday.

A herd of 32 jumbos from the Tamil Nadu forests is wrecking havoc by destroying crops in the nearby fields. 

The elephants are moving in two groups - one comprising 14 jumbos which have camped near Kamasamudra and another with 18 elephants is roaming at the Yaragol dam project site.

The jumbos have entered Karnataka from Krishnagiri in Tamil Nadu and are moving on the natural elephant corridor.


Availability of water and fodder all along the way is said to be facilitating their onward journey. The elephants which stray on this route usually return to V Kote via Kuppam. A calf is also part of the herd.

Ansar, a resident of Bheemanaganahalli suffered fracture of chest bones after a elephant threw him with its trunk. He was admitted to RL Jalappa Hospital in Kolar.

Officials from the Forest department visited forest areas in Yaragol. However, they have decided to wait for some time to gauge the further movement of the jumbos.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Black Friday Shopping Begins On Thanksgiving Evening

Black Friday Shopping Begins On Thanksgiving Evening

Dancers perform during an inauguration ceremony of a Hello Kitty amusement park in Anji

Dancers perform during an inauguration ceremony of a Hello Kitty amusement park in Anji

Regina Vandysheva reacts after winning the 2014 Miss Kazakhstan national beauty

Regina Vandysheva reacts after winning the 2014 Miss Kazakhstan national beauty

Pakistani theatre artists in India  to participate in 'Saanjh: 11th Amritsar-Lahore Peace Festival

Pakistani theatre artists in India to participate in 'Saanjh: 11th Amritsar-Lahore Peace Festival

Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi being felicitated by Chairman of Bajaj Auto Rahul Bajaj

Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi being felicitated by Chairman of Bajaj Auto Rahul Bajaj

Rahul Gandhi meeting supporters at his election rally in Jamshedpur

Rahul Gandhi meeting supporters at his election rally in Jamshedpur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his departure after attending SAARC summit...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his departure after attending SAARC summit...

A boy salvages for belongings amid the debris of his house in Mumbai...

A boy salvages for belongings amid the debris of his house in Mumbai...

Shyam Benegal with Naseeruddin Shah during the launch of the latter's book...

Shyam Benegal with Naseeruddin Shah during the launch of the latter's book...

Actor turned politician Kushboo with Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi...

Actor turned politician Kushboo with Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523