Wild tusker menace: Locals stage road blockade in Jajpur

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Jajpur: Tension ran high after locals on Monday staged a road blockade at military Chhak in Dangadi block near Manpur here demanding the capture of a tusker in the region.

According to sources, a wild tusker had entered the village a few days ago and went on a rampage destroying standing crops and several houses. The pachyderm also killed at least four persons.

Despite the complaint, the forest officials were unable to capture the animal. The locals today blocked military Chhak in Dangadi block and near Manpur demanding the capture of tusker.

Vehicular movement on Kalinganagar-Jajpur road was badly affected on both sides. Later, police reached the spot and trying to pacify the locals till the last report came in.

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