AGARTALA, Jan 14 � An elephant was killed when it was hit by a running train at Atharamura hill range, about 70 km from here, Forest department sources said today.
Sources said the incident occurred last evening, when a female elephant with three calves were crossing the railway track, and an Agartala-bound train from Silchar hit the elephant when the calves had crossed the track.
Sources said, the calves were unharmed and added a group of elephants went on the rampage after the incident and damaged crop fields in the area. The carcass of the elephant was recovered by the forest officials with the help of police.
Tripura Forest Minister, Jitendra Chowdhury said altogether three elephants were killed in the State this year due to different reasons. � PTI