Korba, Jan 13 (PTI) A Forest department team has been deployed in Chhattisgarh’s Korba district to tranquilise a wild elephant which has killed four people in the past two weeks in Surajpur area and has now entered the Lemru forest range here, an official said Sunday.

The team, also having experts from the Wildlife Institute of India in Dehradun, was keeping an eye on the elephant’s movement in Lemru forest range under Korba forest division to tranquilise it, said S Venkatachalam, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Korba.

He informed that the tusker, after being tranquilised, will be brought to the Elephant Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre in Tamor Pingla sanctuary of Surguja district.

He said the team was rushed after permission for tranquilising the tusker was received from higher authorities, adding that the hilly terrain was causing difficulties in the operation.

Elephant attacks have killed six people in Surajpur and Surguja in the past few days, officials said.

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