A rogue elephant has been creating panic among the villagers in Madukkarai Forest Range.

Kumkis brought in to capture rogue elephant creating panic in TN forest
news Rogue Elephant Friday, June 17, 2016 - 08:13

With the arrival of fourth Kumki (trained elephant), the stage is all set for 'Mission Madukkarai Maharaj', to translocate the rogue elephant creating panic among the villagers in Madukkarai Forest Range on the outskirts.

The 50-year-old Kaleem, brought from Kozhikamudi in Anamalai Tiger Reserve, is an expert in bringing the rogues to their knees, with the help of other Kumkis, forest officials said.

Based on the orders of Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, four Kumkis were brought to Navakkarai to capture the elephant and translocate it to any other jungle or make it a kumki.

Since all the Kumkis, Vijay, Sujay, Kaleem and Paari are at the site, the strategy to capture the rogue elephant is being discussed, forest department sources said.

Meanwhile, the department was facing difficulty in identifying the rogue elephant, which is now seen in the company of two elephants, which had been wandering around the Palakkad Highway, located in Madukkarai area, they said.

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