One killed in Siraha elephant attackThe 74-year-old was attacked by the wild animal near his house late evening on Friday.
A wild elephant killed a man in Siraha on Friday.
Tul Bahadur Ale, a local of Golbazar-3, died after being attacked by a wild elephant late evening on Friday.
According to Ghanashyam Ale Magar, the victim’s neighbour, the incident took place when the 74-year-old was going to attend a dance programme organised nearby.
The victim, along with four of his neighbours, had left home at around 10:30 pm to attend the programme organised in their village.
Minutes after leaving home, the group was attacked by a wild elephant, said Harkaman Rai of the same place.
While others were able to escape, elderly Ale couldn’t run away from the pachyderm due to his old age, Rai, who was also one of the group members, said.
The victim’s body has been sent to the Provincial Hospital in Lahan for postmortem, said the Area Police Office at Golbazar.
The wild animal also caused damage to three houses in the same area.
The houses of Bijay Paswan, Sano Paswan, and Tokan Paswan in the Jamdaha settlement of Golbazar-3 were destroyed.
The pachyderm, which is the only one of its kind in the forest area, has been threatening the livelihoods of Golbazar locals.
On February 23, Dev Prasad Sahay of the Jamdaha settlement was also killed by the same elephant.