RAUTAHAT, JULY 4
Wild elephants have entered the Indian side of the border with conservation staffers failing to make the wild tuskers return.
A technicians' team deployed from Chitwan National Park and Parsa Wildlife Conservation could not control the rampaging wild elephants in the central and southern parts of Rautahat.
The technicians' team was deployed to stop the elephants from destroying houses, seasonal crops and banana farms at Garuda, Debahigonahi, Uchidiha, Sakhuawa, Mithuawa, Jethariya, Pacharukhi, Basatpur, Laxmipur and Belbichhawa, among other places of Rautahat.
But the team failed to stop the tuskers.
Police said the wild tuskers had destroyed human settlements. They entered the Indian border crossing a flooded river.
It is believed that the elephants moved into the Indian forest through Laxmipur Belbichhawa last night.
Locals in Bihar, India, informed Sitamadi Administration and Forest Office after seeing the tuskers along Bairganiya Prakhanda's Joriyahi this morning. The elephants reached Suppi Prakhanda's Sasaula after they crossed the Bagmati River.
Indian journalists reached the areas to report after Nepali elephants entered the settlements in India.
A version of this article appears in the print on July 5 2021, of The Himalayan Times.