The menace of wild elephants has been increasing in an unabated manner in Assam’s Samaguri. A herd of wild elephants destroyed a shop and an electric pole in a late night ruckus on September 4.
According to sources, the incident took place in Samaguri’s Singiya where a wild elephant wondering around entered the residential area, destroyed a shop in a short span of time.
The owner of the shop while speaking to the media regarding the incident said, “Yesterday, a herd of elephants came and destroyed this pucca shop, ate up the rice. Items worth Rs 60,000 have been destroyed in the ruckus created by the elephant. Earlier, too these herd of wild elephants have entered the village 6 times, the villagers have informed. The elephant still be found wandering around the fields”.
The shop owner further mentioned that the elephants also destroyed several trees, crops during the rampage causing trouble for the villagers. Although the forest guards reached the place to drive away the elephants, a herd of 6 elephants continue to wander around the fields.
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