Midnapore: A herd of elephants killed two villagers in West Bengal’s West Midnapore district yesterday.
The elephants killed one person each in Beucha and Godabari villages and tore their bodies into halves.
Later, agitated by the negligence of authorities, the villagers in Godabari started protested by holding the body of one of the dead villagers, Pintu Mondal.
The villagers alleged that despite repeated complaints the authorities take no action for securing their lives.
“About 20-25 days ago, the elephants had caused heavy damage. We requested the authorities to rein in them but nothing has been done so far. The elephants have damaged crops, houses, have killed people in other villages and this time they have attacked this village. We want that such incidents do not happen again,” said a villager, Rajib Das.