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Saturday, August 13, 2022

    Wild Elephants Terrorise Villagers In Baksa’s Tamulpur

    Communication often comes to halt as wild jumbos take over the roads in Tamulpur area and cross over to relax in the nearby jungle

    As the sun goes down, a herd of at least 30-40 elephants invade residential areas at Bogajuli village along the Indo-Bhutan border under Kumarikata forest range, Baksa district triggering panic among the villagers, the locals said. Though a fear psychosis has gripped the local residents, these wild jumbos are seen having a field day along the Rangia-Bhutan international border.

    Communication often comes to a halt for long hours as the wild jumbos take over the roads. This wild herds reportedly came down from the mountainous Bhutan valley in search of food.

    “There is a wild herd of elephants who often invade the nearby villages and take shelter in the jungle. They enter the farmlands, eat crops and damage the houses. Due to such invasion, a few of the farmers have given up paddy and vegetable cultivation,” said a local.

    The local villagers further added that passers-by along the National Highway stop to catch a glimpse of the jumbos and wait for them to clear the roads to avoid any accident.

    Photo: Abhijit Talukdar


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