West Bengal: Tuskar killed after being run over by train near Bagdogra – Pic inside

The Kathihar-bound intercity express from Siliguri hit the elephant when it was walking on the rail track, identified as elephant corridor, at about 4 am.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: May 10, 2017, 14:14 PM IST
West Bengal: Tuskar killed after being run over by train near Bagdogra – Pic inside
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New Delhi: An elephant was killed after a train hit the animal from behind near Bagdogra in Siliguri.

The Kathihar-bound intercity express from Siliguri hit the elephant when it was walking on the rail track, identified as elephant corridor, at about 4 am.

Forest officials found the carcass near the rail line.

A herd of elephants moved around the area last night in search of food. This elephant might have strayed from the herd, officials of the Bagdogra range said.

Trains run slowly in elephant corridor to avoid casualty, but in this case the instruction was violated, Bagdogra elephant squad in-charge Pemba Sherpa said adding that an FIR would be filed against the Railways.

(With PTI inputs)