Chennai, Feb 6 (BPNS)
The Tamil Nadu forest department that captured a Makhna (tuskless male elephant) on Sunday using the services of a ‘kumki’ elephant has released the captured elephant into deep forests or rather relocated the elephant to the forest.
The Makhna has been causing crop damage and entering human habitation in the Palacode block of Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu.
Local people and farmers from Parapatti where the elephant has been causing extensive damage to crops and homes in the area have been demanding the immediate capture and relocation of the elephant.
Three elephants were stationed in Parapatti village for several days and the forest department could drive away two elephants using firecrackers but the Makhna was unfazed and stayed in the village border causing extensive damage to crops.
The elephant which was captured using the services of Kumki elephant, Chinnathambi from Eachampallam village on Sunday has now relocated into Varagaliyar forests based on instructions from the Chief Wild Life warden.