Tusker terror in Udayapur

Gaighat, December 9

Wild elephants have terrorised locals for the past one week after entering human settlements and destroying seasonal crops at Triyuga Municipality in Udayapur.

A herd of elephants entered the settlements of Jogidaha, Mothiyai, Khaijanpur, Sonuwa, Bhulke, Chap and Bagaha in the municipality and terrorised the locals. As many as six elephants have destroyed 35 huts and seasonal crops in the areas.

Police said the wild elephants entered the settlements at night and destroyed houses, food grains and huts, among others. The wild tuskers also attacked people. Locals are compelled to search for safer places after they were attacked at night, said police.

The locals have sought safety and security from the local government.

Assistant Forest Officer Jageshwor Sah in District Forest Office, Udayapur said a team of security personnel were deployed at night to provide security to people. He added they had also chased the elephants in different places.