RAJBIRAJ: A rise in the wild tuskers' menace in the past few days in eastern localities of Saptari district has affected daily life of locals. A herd of wild elephants straying to the settlement in Kamalpur of Saptakoshi Municipality –9 from Koshi Tapu Wildlife Reserve vandalised at least six houses last night. The elephants were seen in three groups and vandalised six houses belonging to four families and a house of one Satyanarayan Yadav, Area Police Office, Kanchanpur said. The elephants also destroyed the food grains stored inside the houses during the vandalism and caused damages to clothes and crockery, said Sub Inspector Tej Bahadur Basnet. The locals and police finally chased away the elephants towards the Reserve.