August 16, 2022


Panna (Madhya Pradesh): A 55-year-old elephant is held captive in chains and shackels within the Panna Tiger Reserve after the elephant brutally killed its mahout Budhram Rotiya on Monday, mentioned an official.

Ever since its arrival on the Panna Tiger Reserve in 1993, ‘Rambahadur’, a wild elephant, was skilled and sorted by mahout Budhram Routia. Within the twenty years, 57-year-old Routia led the elephant on umpteen campaigns which concerned formidable duties like tranquilising tigers and sustaining a vigil within the forests.

“The elephant has turn out to be aggressive and harmful. It escaped into the forest after killing the mahout and was caught after tranquilizing. We now have put everybody on excessive alert, mentioned Uttam Kumar Sharma, Area director.

“A workforce of forest staff and mahouts stored monitoring Rambahadur all through the night time to forestall him from transferring across the populated space. He has turn out to be so aggressive that the mahouts are being chased from 150 to 200 meters away. Regardless of it, the workforce stored chasing him and after a battle of hours, he was caught close to Hinauta Hathi Camp after tranquilizing, mentioned the sphere director.

In line with Uttam Sharma, elephant Ram Bahadur was dropped at the reserve in 1993 from the forest of Chhattisgarh, growing old roughly 26 years. Deceased mahout Budhram was taking good care of the elephant since then. This elephant has additionally twice fatally attacked the world’s oldest elephant, Vatsala.

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