The elephants apparently crossed over from Manpur Mohalla area of Chhattisgarh and were also spotted in Murumgaon area of Dhanora tahsil. Due to the crowd, the elephants apparently got disturbed and pushed one of our forest guards, who was injured.
A Police official said Tuesday's incident was the first attack on villagers in Gadchiroli district after Maoist Nambala Keshav Tao alias Basavraju took over from Ganapathy, a top leader of the Naxal movement.
Gadchiroli has been adjudged the ‘best performing district’ in the country with the highest number of vasectomies — 2,963 — in 2016-17. In 2015-16 too, Maharashtra was praised by the Centre for its efforts to encourage the participation of men in family planning.
The Gadchiroli district administration has decided to take up distribution of agricultural pumps in the district in a big way,mainly for the benefit of STs and SCs,to add an irrigation potential of over 7,500 acres over the next three months and before kharif season.