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Elephant Attack

Man died in tusker attack in Itahari

The locals are terrified following the death of Rabin as a result of an elephant assault.

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KATHMANDU: One person has died after being attacked by a wild elephant in Itahari, Sunsari.

Rabin Khadka, 26, a local, was killed when an elephant attacked him at Budhasubba Chowk in Itahari Sub-Metropolitan City-2 on Wednesday night around 9:30 PM.

According to the deceased’s father, Madhu Khadka, the incident occurred when his son went to chase away an elephant that had entered the locality during the night.

Rabin, who had been in foreign employment for two years and had only returned home the previous year, was attacked by an elephant.

As the family’s eldest son, he was in charge of the household finances.

Local residents, including father Madhu, mother Kamala Khadka, and the deceased’s wife, Renuka Rai, are in grief following the incident.

According to the deceased father, among three daughters and two sons, Rabin is the eldest son.

Rabin, who came from Saudi Arabia and got married last year, was preparing to fly to Dubai again for foreign employment.

According to eyewitnesses, the locals, who had gathered a big throng to chase away the elephants, attacked Khadka while he was chasing the elephants.

According to locals, 26 elephants arrive every day.

Hemkarna Paudel, the Mayor of Itahari Sub-metropolitan City, reached at the scene and assured swift actions to resolve the issue.

Responding to residents’ complaints about the indifferent attitude of the community forest staff, Mayor Paudel escalated the matter, discussing the problems with Koshi State Chief Minister Kedar Karki, Chief District Forest Officer, Chief District Officer, Police Chief, and Armed Police Chief.

He emphasized that the local level lacks the mechanism to control or repel the herd of elephants.

He has promised to provide one lakh rupees to the families of victims who died due to elephant attack.

The locals are terrified following the death of Rabin as a result of an elephant attack.