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Elephant killed in firing between forest personnel and smugglers in national park

Hindustan Times | 21/07/2021 11:31 PM | Click to read full article

Firing between forest security personnel and timber smugglers inside the newly formed Dehing Patkai National Park in Assam has resulted in the death of an elephant, who was caught in the crossfire on Monday, officials said. 

According to the forest department, the incident took place in the early hours of July 19 when forest personnel intercepted a group of timber smugglers in the Basab Nala area of the park.