Jharkhand: Elephant crushed to death in Jamtara, villagers held ranger hostage

Jharkhand: Elephant crushed to death in Jamtara, villagers held ranger hostage

A heart-wrenching incident has happened in Jamtara, Jharkhand. A wild elephant crushed the couple to death in Fatehpur police station area of ​​Jamtara district on Sunday. The deceased have been identified as Jialal Pawaria (52) and his wife Sonamani Tudu. Angry over the death, the villagers have taken the ranger hostage.

According to the information received from the police, a herd of elephants from Maldiha forest entered Bajopara of Maldiha village of Fatehpur police station area, due to which the couple started running away. During this, an elephant caught both of them and slammed them to death by trampling them with their feet. This incident happened at 4 am on Sunday morning.

The couple had left the house to go to the farm

According to the information received from the police, at 4 o'clock in the morning, farmer Jialal Pawaria Varsha and his wife Sonamoni Tudu had left the house after getting ready to go to the farm. At the same time, an elephant separated from the herd near the door slammed them to death. This poignant incident caused a wave of passion in the village. Due to this incident, the villagers got very agitated towards the forest department.

Last month three people were crushed by an elephant

Hearing the news of the death of two people, Forest Department Ranger Pratima Kumari, BDO Mukesh Bauri and police station in-charge Suman Kumar reached the spot. As soon as the officers arrived in the village. The villagers surrounded the forest department officer Pratima Kumari and took her hostage. He was kept hostage for hours. The villagers left Ranger Pratima Kumari only after much understanding of the BDO and the station in-charge. The villagers calmed down only on the assurance of providing all kinds of government facilities to the kin of the deceased. Let us tell you that last time also in Bajopara of Maldiha, three people were crushed to death by a wild elephant.


The Center is trying to find a peaceful solution to the Assam and Mizoram border dispute, no plans for a CBI inquiry - officials informed

The Center is trying to find a peaceful solution to the Assam and Mizoram border dispute, no plans for a CBI inquiry - officials informed

The Center has no plans to have a neutral agency like the CBI probe the recent clashes along the Assam-Mizoram border , but is trying to resolve the dispute peacefully at the earliest. Two top government officials said that the central government does not want to take any such decision which will worsen the situation.

He said that the central government wants a peaceful solution to the current border dispute between Assam and Mizoram and Union Home Minister Amit Shah is in constant touch with both the Chief Ministers- Himanta Biswa Sarma (Assam) and Zoramthanga (Mizoram). Zoramthanga also tweeted, "I still hope for an amicable solution to the Assam-Mizoram tension from the Center."

He also tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Chief Ministers of Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura and Sikkim in his tweet. At the same time, the Chief Minister of Assam said in his tweet, "Our main objective is to keep the spirit of the Northeast alive. What happened on the Assam-Mizoram border is unacceptable to the people of both the states. The border dispute can be resolved only through discussion.

The clash took place on 26 July

Asked whether the probe into the July 26 clash was likely to be handed over to a neutral agency like the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), both the top government officials said no decision has been taken in this regard yet. Five Assam policemen and a civilian were killed and more than 50 people were injured in the clash. Apart from this, neither state of Assam or Mizoram has made any formal request for a neutral agency to conduct an inquiry, he said.

One of these officials said, "Both the state governments are cooperating and the central government is confident that there will be no more clashes on the border." FIRs have been registered against political leaders, police and civil administration officials. Both the government officials mentioned the steps taken to reduce tension along the Assam-Mizoram border.

On July 28, a meeting was held under the chairmanship of Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla.

The Chief Secretaries and Director Generals of Police of both the states participated in a meeting chaired by Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla on July 28 in which it was decided to deploy a neutral force (CRPF) at the conflict site. Earlier, the two chief secretaries had met in a bilateral meeting in Delhi. After this, the central government issued an advisory to both the states asking them to maintain peace on the inter-state border. Both officials said the July 26 violence was a "sporadic" incident and such incidents are unlikely to happen again in future.