Region

Bagdogra: Elephant calf hit by speeding car on Asian Highway 2

ANI | November 08, 2019 01:01 PM
An elephant calf was injured while crossing the road here on Thursday night. Photo/ANI

Bagdogra (West Bengal) [India], Nov 8 (ANI): An elephant calf was seriously injured after being hit by a speeding car on Asian Highway 2 at Dewmani here on Thursday night.

The incident occurred while the calf was crossing the road with its mother.

A search operation was launched by forest officials along with local people.

The injured calf was found and tranquilised and treated by a veterinary surgeon. It has a serious injury on its left foreleg.

"A Wagon R car hit an elephant calf on the road between Naxalbari and Bagdogra. The forest department and the police should ensure that there are no accidents as it is an elephant corridor. The vehicles should slow down in this area," Niren Roy, a local resident said.

"Yesterday around 10 pm, when two elephants were trying to cross this road, they were hit by a car. The owner and two co-accused were booked under Wildlife Protection Act and relevant sections of IPC," Sheikh Fareed, Divisional Forest Officer of Kurseong Forest Division said.

"We tranquilised the elephant calf, treated it and administered antibiotics and pain killer as its foreleg was badly injured. We will keep it under observation for the next two days and then leave it into the forest," he added. (ANI)

Have something to say? Post your comment
Must Read
No syllabus of any class has been reduced yet, a committee of experts will be formed to reduce the syllabus - Jagtar Singh Kularia
No syllabus of any class has been reduced yet, a committee of experts will be formed to reduce the syllabus - Jagtar Singh Kularia
Punjab seeks Pharmaceutical Park in Bathinda
Punjab seeks Pharmaceutical Park in Bathinda
208 active cases of Covid in Bathinda, 9 patients tested positive on Monday
208 active cases of Covid in Bathinda, 9 patients tested positive on Monday
Punjab Police bust Pak-sponsored racket, recover foreign-made weapons & drug money
Punjab Police bust Pak-sponsored racket, recover foreign-made weapons & drug money
Balbir Singh Sidhu inaugurated three newly constructed Mai Daultan Hospitals at Tarntaran, Bham & Fatehgarh Churian
Balbir Singh Sidhu inaugurated three newly constructed Mai Daultan Hospitals at Tarntaran, Bham & Fatehgarh Churian
No industrial park to be set up on Mattewara forest land, Punjab govt clarifies
No industrial park to be set up on Mattewara forest land, Punjab govt clarifies
Complete Bar on Public gatherings in Punjab, FIRs compulsory for violation marriage functions limited to 30
Complete Bar on Public gatherings in Punjab, FIRs compulsory for violation marriage functions limited to 30
PM Narendra Modi interacts with Google CEO Sundar Pichai, terms it 'fruitful'
PM Narendra Modi interacts with Google CEO Sundar Pichai, terms it 'fruitful'
CBSE class 12 exam results declared
CBSE class 12 exam results declared
Punjab CM asks education dept to find ways to ensure online education access for poor & Rural students
Punjab CM asks education dept to find ways to ensure online education access for poor & Rural students
16 more patients discharged from Covid care centre and Civil Hospital
Integrated manufacturing cluster Project to be established in Ghanour
Integrated manufacturing cluster Project to be established in Ghanour