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Elephant menace grips Namrup rural areas

A huge herd of wild elephants unleashed no less reign of terror in a vast rural area in Namrup on Tuesday forcing the forest authority to step in.

Comprising around 16 full grown wild elephants, the herd managed to sneak into the rural areas of Joyepur in search of food on Monday night damaging, crops, fruits and vegetables till Tuesday.

A few of these elephants are moving on the roads and backyards of the houses in search of food even as the villagers and forest guards deployed there have been following the wanton creatures in broad day light.

The entire herd keeps striking panic among the villagers in Hindu gaon, Janghal Basti, Chaikiya Gaon, Dillighat villages. The hapless villagers passed the information to the forest authority who rushed a team of officials to the spot. With the help of local police, efforts are on to drive out the elephants to the nearby reserved forest by bursting firecrackers in the evening.

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Journalist based in Namrup, Assam.

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