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Updated on: Monday, July 29, 2019, 07:45 PM IST

Crocodile enters villager's home in Madhya Pradesh; caught

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Visuals of Crocodile with Forest officials | ANI Photo

Visuals of Crocodile with Forest officials | ANI Photo

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Damoh: A crocodile came out of a flooded river and crawled into a house at a village near here in Madhya Pradesh, causing panic among local residents, police said on Monday.

Forest officials caught the 10-foot long crocodile from Ghat-Pipariya village and released it back into the Sunar river, some 26km from the district headquarters, on Monday morning, said Hindoria police station inspector Vijay Mishra.

According to Ghat-Pipariya sarpanch Rohit Jain, the huge reptile enteredthe house of one Kandhi Lal on Sunday night when it was raining heavily, creating panic among his family members and other residents of the village.

Lal, on spotting the crocodile, rang up forest officials and the police, he said. When they did not turn up, villagers tied the reptile with ropes and put it on a road, the sarpanch said. Forest officials came to the village in the early hours, caught the crocodile and put it back into the river, he added.

Apparently, the crocodile came out of the river after its water level increased following heavy rains and found its way into the nearby village, Mishra said. Last month, forest officials had caught a crocodile after it entered a residential area in Gujarats Vadodara district. PTI COR LAL MAS

Crocodile enters villager's home in Madhya Pradesh; caught Damoh (MP), Jul 29 (PTI) A crocodile came out of a flooded river and crawled into a house at a village near here in Madhya Pradesh, causing panic among local residents, police said on Monday.

Forest officials caught the 10-foot long crocodile from Ghat-Pipariya village and released it back into the Sunar river, some 26km from the district headquarters, on Monday morning, said Hindoria police station inspector Vijay Mishra.

According to Ghat-Pipariya sarpanch Rohit Jain, the huge reptile enteredthe house of one Kandhi Lal on Sunday night when it was raining heavily, creating panic among his family members and other residents of the village.

Lal, on spotting the crocodile, rang up forest officials and the police, he said. When they did not turn up, villagers tied the reptile with ropes and put it on a road, the sarpanch said.

Forest officials came to the village in the early hours, caught the crocodile and put it back into the river, he added. Apparently, the crocodile came out of the river after its water level increased following heavy rains and found its way into the nearby village, Mishra said.

Last month, forest officials had caught a crocodile after it entered a residential area in Gujarats Vadodara district.

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Published on: Monday, July 29, 2019, 07:45 PM IST
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