SPEEDY CAR HITS ELEPHANT’S CALF AT KESTOPUR NEAR BAGDOGRA (SILIGURI), CALF SERIOUSLY INJURED
Bagdogra, 7th November : A Speedy car hits Elephant’s Calf while the mother elephant with its calf were crossing the national highway road at Kestopur near Bagdogra, the angry mother chased the car.
The tragic incident occurred at 10 pm on thursday night in Kestopur near Bagdogra. While crossing the road, an elephant and its calf came in front of a moving car on the national highway. The car hits the elephant’s calf causing it to fall on the roadside. The mother elephant chased the car angrily, after which the passengers present in it fled in fear. After the incident, the Forest Department started searching for the injured calf on the spot. After hours of searching, they finally found the calf at around 1 am. The calf’s feet are badly injured. Forest officials have given it antibiotics and other essential medicines. They will monitor it for 2-3 days to see the effect of the drugs.