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Rogue elephant that had killed two finally captured

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Madikeri: A rogue elephant that had killed two persons was finally captured near Virajpet on Sunday.

The 35-year-old male jumbo had become a headache for the forest department after it trampled two persons to death in the district. Finally, with the help of Dasara lead elephant, Abhimanyu and other four elephants, the rogue elephant was captured after Nagarahole veterinarian Dr Ramesh darted it at a farm belonging to Shivaji near Guhya village in Virajpet taluk. The captured jumbo has been released into D B Kuppe forest after radio collaring it. About 60 personnel from the forest department had participated in the operation.

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