Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF), Wildlife, L R Singh, said: "The team managed to track down the elephant around 6 pm near Banjhi Santhali village in Taljhari Block of Sahibganj district". The rocky terrain and thick vegetation and visibility of just 15 feet of Sahibganj district made it impossible for capturing the elephant.
LR Singh said that they would kill the elephant anytime soon now that hunter Nawab Shafat is on its trail.
An Indian elephant that has killed 15 people since March was finally killed Friday night.
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The wildlife wing of the Jharkhand forest department had on Thursday evening issued a shoot-at-sight order after finding no alternative to protect the elephant.
The marauding elephant likely wandered from its herd and became lost, straying into villages where the killings took place. "Something must be done", Singh said, referring to one of the poorest indigenous tribal communities in eastern India.
Khan has been flown in from the southern city of Hyderabad to kill the prey. "He has vast experience in shooting such rogue animals and that's why he has been given the responsibility to shoot the elephant", he said.
In 2014, Khan was licensed by the northern state of Uttar Pradesh to capture or kill a man-eating tiger that was believed to have killed eight people.
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Roughly 200 forest officials and villagers assisted in the hunt, but only Khan was allowed to shoot the elephant.
The environment ministry estimates a person dies every day in India in clashes with these endangered, jungle-dwelling animals - the vast majority crushed by elephants.
The elephant was buried in the forest early on Saturday.
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