Jhargram (PTI): Two people were killed in elephant attacks in West Bengal's Jhargram district, police said on Tuesday.

The deceased were identified as Sujit Mahato and Namita Mahato, they said.

Sujit, a resident of Indkhara village, was returning home on his bicycle through a forest road after work around 8 pm when he was attacked by an elephant that strayed away from its herd.

The elephant picked up Sujit with its trunk, and banged him on the road from a height, killing him on the spot, officials said.

The incident triggered panic in the area, they said.

The second incident happened in Balia village in Manikpara. Another elephant killed Namita in a similar manner near her house, they added. 

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New Delhi (PTI): Cases of cyber crime in the national capital nearly doubled in 2022, according to the latest report released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

The number of such cases rose from 345 in 2021 to to 685 cases in 2022, NCRB's comprehensive crime data for 2022 showed.

In 2020, the count was much lower with only 166 cyber crime cases, it added.

A senior official of Delhi Police said, "We are continuously working to promote cyber awareness and several campaigns are being carried out from time to time."