Hyderabad Hunter Shot Serial Killer Elephant In Hours

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/hyderabad-hunter-shot-serial-killer-elephant-in-hours-1736969

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.

Hyderabad Hunter Shot Serial Killer Elephant In Hours

A rogue elephant was shot dead in Taljhari forest of the Sahibgunj district in Jharkhand. (AFP)

NEW DELHI: 

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Top hunter from Hyderabad shot elephant that killed 15 people since March
  2. The elephant said to have lost way after it was separated from its herd
  3. 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.

<>The union environment ministry estimates a human dies every day in the country in clashes with endangered animals — the vast majority crushed by elephants.

Experts say violent encounters between elephants and humans are increasing as forests are cleared for human settlements and industry.

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