Siliguri: On Sunday, a 39-year-old man was attacked and killed by an elephant in Nothern West Bengal.
As per reports from the officials, the Kishore Rai died in the elephant attack in Uttar Khaerbari of Alipurduar district’s Madarihat.
The residents protested against the killing by creating a road blockage from Totopara to Madarihat.
The blockade was later withdrawn after the forest department paid a part of the compensation to the family of the deceased.
At the same time, the carcass of an adult elephant was found on Sunday by the forest staff in Nagrakata forest Jalpaiguri district.
The locals however claim that the elephant’s body was lying at the same spot in Tondu Goth under Central Diana Range for the past three days.
Ranger Subhasish Chattopadhyay said the body bore no injuries and both its tasks were intact. The exact cause of death of the around 35-year-old elephant could be ascertained after a post-mortem examination, Chattopadhyay said.