Nawab Shafat Ali Khan told AFP he shot the elephant late on Friday, a day prior to World Elephant Day, hours after being called in by authorities.
- Top hunter from Hyderabad shot elephant that killed 15 people since March
- The elephant said to have lost way after it was separated from its herd
- 100 people including forest officials, villagers took part in the hunt
India’s top hunter from Hyderabad told on Saturday how he felled a rogue elephant which had killed 15 people in a series of attacks since March.
Nawab Shafat Ali Khan told AFP he shot the elephant late Friday just hours after being called in by authorities. Saturday was World Elephant Day.
Mr Khan said he shot the elephant at point-blank range, but before the animal fell it tried to swing its trunk at the hunting party, forcing him to fire a second time.
Experts say violent encounters between elephants and humans are increasing as forests are cleared for human settlements and industry.