In Bengal, elephant picks up man defecating in open, runs 50m
PURULIA: An elephant appeared to take grave objection to a farmer relieving himself in the open on Wednesday and carried the man away wrapped in his trunk. The pachyderm ran almost 50 metres through a field before drop the panicking man to the ground and disappearing into the forest in Purulia district in West Bengal.
Niranjan Sahish (55) lay in the field for some time before forest department offi als arrived and took him to the primary health care centre after which he was taken to a hospital. "He received injuries to his legs and back but is out of danger," a doctor said. Sahish told offi als that the elephant may have entered the village in search of food but panicked on seeing him.
"He received injuries to his legs and back but is out of danger," a doctor said. Sahish told offi als that the elephant may have entered the village in search of food but panicked on seeing him.
As on any other day, Sahish had stepped out of his home in Ghatbera village, near the Ayodhya Hills in Purulia, and gone to a nearby field to relieve himself.
He heard the elephant approaching and before he knew it the elephant had wrapped its trunk around him.
"I thought I was going to die and kept praying to God. When the elephant dropped me to the ground, I could not believe my luck," Sahish told offi als.
"The village is on an elephant route. We often tell villagers to avoid going near the forest," said Subinoy Panda of Bram forest range. A district administration offi al said they often hold awareness campaigns in the area to tell people to use lavatories at home instead of relieving themselves in the fields.
Oldandcynical• 2 hours ago
Krishna Kumar• Bareilly • 2 hours ago
WHAT ADMINISTR ATION AND MANY NGOs COULD NOT DO, ELEPHANT HAS DONE THIS BETTER, " USE LAVATORIES TO RELIEVE THEMSELVES ".
John Smith• Goa. • 2 hours ago
Do we Indians have to listen to people like Modi, don''t you think we need to do your own part. We don''t need people like Modi to tell us what to do. If you can keep you home clean then you can do it outside.
Tanmoy• 2 hours ago
it is bound to happen as according to momota begaum Pm modi and bjp did not build toilets for bengal.
Anand P• Unknown • 2 hours ago
now TMC and Congress will appeal to Election Commission about Elephant being BJP''s agent and indulging in violence ag inst people spreading Congressi/TMC/opposition agenda....even Gods and nature don''t want these low lives.
Javed Badshah• uae • 2 hours ago
The elephant is more aware of ‘swatch bharat abhiyan’ of Modi rather than this man.
Timir Ghosh• 3 hours ago
Not only Elephant- even Dogs, Cats respect Modiji''s Swaachh Bharot and they never leave it open. Covers with soil.
Shiv• 3 hours ago
Even elephants are hel go nment in making areas open defecation free.
Abhishek Chauhan• 3 hours ago
This is only how people enforce swatch bharat misson
Bella Donna• 3 hours ago
Gosh, even elephants have joined BJP now.