Jharkhand News: A 55-year-old man and his seven-year-old granddaughter were crushed to death by a herd of wild elephants in Gandey in Giridih district of Jharkhand on Monday. There are 42 elephants in the herd, which have been wreaking havoc in the areas of Dhanbad and Giridih for the last 15 days.
It was told that on Sunday night this herd of elephants left Tundi block area of Dhanbad and reached the villages of Gandey block of Giridih. On Monday morning, a herd of elephants was trampling crops in Bona Baghdih area of Ahilyapur police station area, when the villagers tried to chase them away.
On this the elephants became more aggressive and entered the populated area. Meanwhile, 55-year-old Zainul Ansari and his seven-year-old granddaughter Noorjahan Khatoon were crushed by elephants near Bankhanjo river. After this, the elephants trampled the paddy crops grown in dozens of acres of area.
Before this, last week in Tundi, the same group of elephants had crushed a young man in Western Tundi. Last Saturday, a young man named Santosh Munda was crushed to death by a herd of elephants in Sunsunia village of Chakulia police station area of West Singhbhum.