Hunt on for killer elephant Laden in Assam



The elephant named after Osama Bin Laden has trampled 14 people to death in the past six months in Assam. The shoot-on-sight order was issued after the elephant recently killed a woman.

A licensed hunter and around five forest guards are on the trail of this notorious elephant.

The elephant population in Assam is on the decline. The decision to shoot the elephant was taken after serious deliberations. The man-elephant conflict is on rise in Sontipur District of Assam as people have been encroaching large areas of forest.

Perhaps killing this elephant might solve the present problem. But not the increasing man-animal conflict. (link)