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Thursday, 18 April 2024 8.36 PM IST

Wild elephant attack: Karnataka govt announces financial aid of Rs 15 lakhs to Ajeesh's family

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BENGALURU: The Karnataka government has announced a financial assistance of Rs 15 lakh to the family of Ajeesh, who was killed by a wild elephant in Padamala in Wayanad's Mananthavady. An elephant caught by the Karnataka Forest Department and released with a radio collar attached to it entered Wayanad and killed Ajeesh. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that Ajeesh's family is being given financial assistance by treating him as a citizen of Karnataka. Forest Minister Eshwara Khandre informed this in a press release.

On the February, Ajeesh, a farmer and driver, was trampled to death by a wild elephant at 7.30 am. On seeing the elephant, Ajeesh ran to a nearby house but the elephant came after him and attacked. The occupants of the house escaped unhurt. The rebel elephant 'Belur Makhana' has not been caught yet. Last day, VP Paul, a temporary watcher of the forest department, was also killed in a wild elephant attack near Kuruva Island.

Three people were killed in wild elephant attacks in the district in seventeen days. Locals had protested yesterday with Paul's dead body. At the same time, Forest Minister AK Saseendran responded that if the protest turns violent, it will complicate things. Some WhatsApp groups are exacerbating the problem. "It is fact that I didn't go to Wayanad and not an allegation. There is no need to go to Wayanad to do things. I am not going to visit Wayanad now," he added.

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