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Shoot-to-kill: India hunts serial killer elephant

Shoot-to-kill: India hunts serial killer elephant

Jharkhand government hired Hyderabad hunter Nawab Shafat Ali Khan to hunt down an elephant which crushed four people in Bihar before crossing into neighbouring Jharkhand killing 11 more.

Sharpshooter Shafath Ali Khan said in an interview that he first came upon the animal on Thursday, and fired a tranquilizer dart into the elephant's neck but did not bring it down.

"If we had been hit by his trunk it could have been fatal".

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The elephant separated from its herd in the Sahibganj forest area invaded villages and killed 15 tribals, out of which nine belonged to the Paharia tribe. "It was quite a hard operation because of the thick bushes, and since the animal had turned rogue it charged at us before I pulled the trigger". After entering Sahibgunj, he had found enough forest cover which made him hard to track.Killer behaviour "He developed this abnormal behaviour of raiding the villages at night and pushing the huts down, killing women and children sleeping in them", Mr. Khan informed.After futile attempts by the veterinary team of the Jharkhand Forest Department to tranquillise the beast, Mr , As Reported By Hindu.

Jharkhand's chief forest and wildlife conservator L.R. Singh said the decision to kill the animal was made after a team failed to tranquilise and capture the elephant during a week-long mission.

"This entire belt is inhabited by native tribal communities who have co-existed with wildlife for centuries, the elephant's behavior - that he was literally stalking humans - is still a mystery", Khan told reporters.

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"I prefer tranquillising animals".

The environment ministry estimates a human dies every day in India in clashes with endangered animals - most crushed by elephants. "But that's the last resort and we will take a call in a day or two".

The elephant was buried in the forest early on Saturday.

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