Jalpaiguri: Three persons were killed and one injured in an attack by a wild elephant in Kathambari area of Mal Block. The deceased have been identified as Surajit Katham and Binoy De Sarkar.
Sarajit katham was attacked by the elephant while he was no his way to the forest to collect firewood. He was instantly killed by the wild beast. The elephant also attacked Kathambari Bazar area and injured three.
The three people were taken to the hospital in a critical condition but one person died on the way. The other two injured persons have been admitted to the hospital. They were transferred to Jalpaiguri Hospital and North Bengal Medical College and Hospital after their conditions deteriorated.
According to latest reports, the person admitted to Jalpaiguri Hospital has succumbed to his injuries.