Indian authorities arrest elephant bin Laden

After an exciting chase, the elephant “bin Laden” was captured

The huge elephant named late Osama bin Laden was captured by Indian authorities after causing panic among residents, killing many and destroying fields recently.

Wildlife officials tracked bin Laden for several days with the help of locals in the northeastern state of Assam, and unmanned drones, the daily Daily Mail reported.

Officials said the elephant was hunted down in Rongguli Forest, after an exciting hunt in which they fired narcotic arrows to calm him. They said they would take the elephant’s safety into account, noting that no decision had yet been made on where to go.

“We are now moving the elephant to a nearby forest with no humans,” said a wildlife official.

The huge elephant committed a “massacre” weeks ago, when five people, including three women, were killed in an Indian village. Bin Laden had earlier attacked villages and destroyed the rice fields of Assam.

According to official statistics, about 2,300 people have been killed in India by elephant attacks in the past five years, while about 700 elephants have been killed since 2011.


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