Farmer injured as jumbo menace continues in Davangere district

Farmer injured as jumbo menace continues in Davangere district

A 60-year-old man has sustained grievous injuries in a wild elephant attack at Kengatte village in Honnali taluk of the district on Saturday.

Eshwar Naik was working in the farm when the stray jumbo gored him in his back with its tusk. The victim has been rushed to a hospital in Shivamogga.
Forest range officer informed Deccan Herald, "Two wild tuskers, that were spotted at Tyavanige and Basavapatna in Channagiri taluk on Friday, have entered into Honnali taluk on Saturday. One tusker was seen at Gadikatte forest area.

The official has urged the villagers to inform the Forest department personnel if they spot jumbos and warned them not to venture out to the forest.

The villages in Chitradurga and Davangere districts have been facing jumbo menace for the past few weeks as two wild jumbos, believed to have strayed into central districts from Tumakuru forests, have cut loose causing damage to life and property.

On Friday, a farmer from Hosanagar village in Channagiri taluk was killed and two others from nearby Hosalli village suffered injuries when a tusker went berserk. The jumbo injured livestock and damaged vehicles in Hirekurubarahalli.

The rogue elephant has not been traced after the twin attacks, Assistant Conservator of Forests, Shashi, told DH.

Forest personnel from Shivamogga, Davangere, Tarikere, Bhadravathi and Channagiri division are roped in for the operation to capture the elephants.

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