Wild elephant tramples 37-year-old tribal to death in Kannur

So far, 13 people have been killed on the farm by the elephant

September 28, 2022 01:12 pm | Updated 05:49 pm IST - KANNUR

The elephant menace continues to haunt the rehabilitated tribals settled on Aralam farm. File

The elephant menace continues to haunt the rehabilitated tribals settled on Aralam farm. File | Photo Credit: The Hindu

A 37-year-old tribal has been trampled to death by a wild elephant at the Aralam farm in Kannur on Tuesday night.

It is the third death on the farm during the last three months. So far, 13 people have been killed on the farm by the elephant.

The deceased has been identified as Vasu, belonging to the Paniya tribal community. He was returning back from the house of his sister. The incident took place at the 9th block of the farm at about 9.30 p.m. He was severely injured and was on the road after being trampled by the elephant

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The Rapid Response Team of the forest department took the victim to the Peravoor Taluk hospital. However, he failed to respond to the treatment.

The elephant menace continues to haunt the rehabilitated tribals settled on the farm. Despite assurance and several actions were planned by the authorities and government, the problem continues.

Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI(M)] Kannur district secretary M.V. Jayarajan said that the government has the responsibility to save people from the attacks of wild animals. He demanded that the elephant wall rather than a temporary system prevent the elephants from venturing out of the forest. The reasons should be understood.

The government has the responsibility to protect the tribals. The government should protect Vasu’s family and give a job in the forest department to one of the family members, Mr. Jayarajan demanded.

Meanwhile, The CPI(M) has announced a march to the Forest Office on 30September demanding action.

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