Elephant kills mahout in Chitwan

Chitwan National Park

CHITWAN, August 30: Just a week after the appointment as the mahout in Chitwan National Park (CNP), a person was killed by an elephant of the CNP this morning.

According to the CNP, the deceased is Buharilal Sardar, 27, of Kusaha-8 in Sunsari district. Another person saved his life by climbing up the tree, it is said.

The CNP officials said that Sardar and his friend had moved from Hattisar of Sauraha to cut grass by taking the elephant named Motirprasad (Kha). Sardar was appointed the mahout on August 21 on contract basis in the CNP. RSS