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RANCHI: A rogue elephant that took the lives of 15 villagers in Bihar and Jharkhand in the past six months was shot down by forest authorities in Jharkhand’s Sahibganj district on Friday.

A team led by well-known hunter Nawab Shafath Ali Khan from Hyderabad, along with veterinarians, had been camping in the higher reaches of Raj Mahal hills of Sahibganj for the purpose.

Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF), Wildlife, L R Singh, said: “The team managed to track down the elephant around 6 pm near Banjhi Santhali village in Taljhari Block of Sahibganj district. Two bullets were shot.”

Reports say that two bullets were shot, of which the first one marked the head of the giant animal, while the second one was fired as a confirmation shot.

The government had turned to sharpshooter Nawab Shafat Ali Khan ahead of World Elephant Day on Saturday to hunt the animal who crushed four victims in Bihar in March before crossing into neighbouring Jharkhand and killing 11 more.

LR Singh said the decision to kill the animal was made after a team failed to tranquilise and capture the elephant during a week-long mission.

Singh blamed the rocky terrain and thick vegetation in Sahibganj district.

"The visibility is only 15 feet and it's become next to impossible to tranquilise the animal," Singh said.

"It has already killed so many people. There have been two deaths just in the last four days.

"Despite all the efforts by the forest department and our teams working 24-7, we had no option but to order the shooting of the animal," he added.

The marauding elephant, believed to have lost its way after becoming separated from its herd, has strayed into villages in hillier parts of Sahibganj.

The area is inhabited by the Paharia tribe, one of the poorest indigenous tribal communities in the country.

Of the 11 deaths in the state, nine of the victims were Paharias, Singh said.

Khan has been flown in from Hyderabad to kill the jumbo.

"He is one of the best out there. He has vast experience in shooting such rogue animals and that's why he has been given the responsibility to shoot the elephant," he said.

In 2014, Khan was licensed by Uttar Pradesh to capture or kill a man-eating tiger that was believed to have killed eight people.

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