West Bengal: Vegetable vendor meets elephant on jungle road, escapes by letting it feed on veggies
An elephant blocked the path of a vegetable seller in West Midnapore. When the vegetable seller was going through the forest road, he was met by an elephant. Upon seeing the elephant, the vegetable seller left his bike loaded with vegetables, and stood behind a tree. The elephant tore open the vegetable sack on the bike and ate all the vegetables.
An elephant blocked the path of a vegetable seller in West Midnapore. When the vegetable seller was going through a forest road, an elephant came in his way. Seeing the elephant, the vegetable seller left his bike which was loaded with vegetables.
The vegetable seller stood behind a tree and saw that elephant come near the bike and tear open the vegetable sack. The elephant ate up all the vegetables.
After a sumptuous meal, the elephant returned to the jungle and the vegetable seller breathed a sigh of relief.
The shocking incident took place in the forest of Tilaghagri under Shalbani Police Station limits in West Midnapore. It has been reported that Dhiren Mahato, a resident of the village adjacent to the jungle, saw an elephant while going through the forest road.
On Tuesday (September 22) morning, he was riding a bike from Madhupur village on a jungle road loaded with vegetables. At that moment, Dhiren Mahato suddenly saw the tusker standing on the road. When he saw the elephant, he stopped his bike and stood a little distance away.
After a while, the elephant charged towards him in an aggressive manner. Dhiren Mahato left his bike and stood in a safe place in the jungle. He saw the elephant pulling the sack of the vegetable from the bike and started eating all those one by one.
Dhiren panicked and started screaming. People from nearby villages came running to the aid of Dhiren. At last, with the help of villagers, the elephant was forced back into the jungle. The left-over vegetables in the bike were distributed among the villagers.
The incident caused panic among other people passing by the road. Allegedly, many people have lost their lives due to elephant attacks on that road. The villagers have demanded protection from the forest department.