Dec. 19, 2006
Killer elephant Osama bin Laden shot dead:
A killer elephant named Osama bin Laden that is thought to be responsible for the deaths of at least fourteen people in India has been shot dead. 'Osama' had reportedly trampled 14 people to death in the past six months in the north-eastern state, the BBC reported.
He was given his name by villagers in Assam's eastern district of Sonitpur. Reuters is reporting that a forestry official said on Sunday "Osama" had been shot dead on Saturday in a tea plantation on the outskirts of Behali town, about 140 km (90 miles) north of Guwahati, Assam's main city.
"The elephant was killed after villagers identified him," a senior forestry official said, adding the animal could be identified because it had no tusks.