After coming to Dhankhet, wild elephant was killed in electric trap, 1 arrested

After coming to Dhankhet, wild elephant was killed in electric trap, 1 arrested

A person named Abul Shama has been arrested by the forest department staff on the charge of killing and burying a wild elephant in Ukhia of Cox's Bazar district.

 On Saturday (October 22), the incident took place in the forest area of ​​Rajapalang Union of Ukhiya under Inani Range of Cox's Bazar South Forest Division sometime during the day and night. The elephant was buried at the foot of the forest before dawn.

 On Sunday (October 23), range officer Shamim Reza Mithu said that the dead elephant was removed and the dead elephant was recovered by the evening by raiding the forest area of ​​Rajapalong Union on Sunday (October 23).

 Range officer Shamim Reza Mithu said that Abul Shama illegally installed electric wire traps to prevent elephants and other animals from disturbing the paddy fields of land at a place called Abu Shamar Ghona of Rajapalong forest bit under Inani range. While wandering in the mountains at night, a wild elephant got stuck in the electric wire and died. They labored from night till dawn and buried the dead body of the elephant in the ground. On receiving the information, the body of the elephant was recovered by removing the soil with the help of the Beat Officer Catching Marma Sangeet staff and CPG members.

 He also said that the owner of the land, Abul Shama, was arrested from the spot. A case has been registered against him under the Wildlife Conservation and Safety Act, 2012.

 On the other hand, Bangabandhu Safari Park's veterinary surgeon and upazila animal resource officers have been brought together to prepare a status report. He mentioned that further activities will be completed as per the advice of higher authorities.

 Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of Cox's Bazar South Forest Division. Sarwar Alam said that hills and forests are the habitat of wildlife. It is completely illegal to obstruct the movement of wildlife by farming there. Endangered elephants have been killed in a way before. After that, meetings have been held in villages near the mountains to raise awareness of human-elephant conflicts. In today's (Sunday) incident, it seems that awareness has not come even after that. So a case has been filed under Wildlife Conservation and Safety Act-2012. We want exemplary maximum punishment for elephant killers.