Perhaps we should all agree that names have influence on our lives after this elephant named after Osama Bin Laden demonstrated its ‘terrorism’ nature when it went on rampage and killed five people somewhere in India and bolted.

A manhunt to capture it began and few days later the big animal was “arrested.” “We started the final leg of the operation today… Two darts were fired by experts which tranquilised the male elephant,” a senior forestry official told AFP.

“Now the work is on to shift the elephant to a forest where there is no human habitation nearby.”


The animal killed five people, including three women, during a 24-hour rampage through Goalpara district in October.

Officials said they would take the elephant’s welfare into account as well as the safety of people living nearby in deciding where it would be relocated.

Nearly 2,300 people have been killed by elephants in India over the last five years, according to official figures released in June, while 700 elephants have been killed since 2011 – figures resulting in part from shrinking natural habitats.



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