For a long time when forest officials failed to tranquilise and capture the animal, then a sharpshooter Nawab Shafath Ali Khan from Hyderabad being hired by the government to kill the rampaging animal.
The elephant separated from its herd in the Sahibganj forest area invaded villages and killed 15 tribals, out of which nine belonged to the Paharia tribe.
"This entire belt is inhabited by native tribal communities who have co-existed with wildlife for centuries, the elephant's behavior - that he was literally stalking humans - is still a mystery", Khan told reporters.
The burial of the elephant was conducted on Saturday, which was also the World Elephant Day.
"If we had been hit by his trunk it could have been fatal".
Singh blamed the rocky terrain and thick vegetation in Sahibganj district.
LR Singh said that they would kill the elephant anytime soon now that hunter Nawab Shafat is on its trail. For the past week, 24×7 forest department team has been trying their best. "It was quite a hard operation because of the thick bushes, and since the animal had turned rogue it charged at us before I pulled the trigger". "He has vast experience in shooting such rogue animals and that's why he has been given the responsibility to shoot the elephant", he said.
Roughly 200 forest officials and villagers assisted in the hunt, but only Khan was allowed to shoot the elephant. Each year on 12 August celebrate and asked to help protect elephants from the threats but this day was not so lucky for this poor marauding elephant. Mr. Khan has carried out 25 government-sanctioned hunting missions so far. In the past Central Minister Maneka Gandhi created an uproar in the Parliament for hiring Nawab Shafat to shoot wild animals.
In 2014, Khan was licensed by the northern state of Uttar Pradesh to capture or kill a man-eating tiger that was believed to have killed eight people.