Two injured as elephants run amok in Birbhum village

Two persons were injured when two elephants attacked them in Juita village of Birbhum district, situated close to the Paharpur forest.

Forest department officials said that a herd of elephants entered into the village by crossing Bakreswar river.

They said that there were three full grown elephants which carried out destruction in the village.

The forest officials also suspect that all three elephants entered into the forest in search of food. They damaged crops, paddy fields and also ransacked many houses.

The incident triggered tension in the village after the three elephants carried out massive destruction in the locality.

A senior forest department official said that they managed to drive the elephants into the forest side from where they came.

The forest department officials took necessary steps to release them into the forest.

It may be mentioned that the issue of elephants entering into the human habitats has become a problem for the forest department.

Wildlife experts believe that due to the shrinkage of forest cover, the elephants are forced to enter into the villages in search of food and water.

Few weeks ago, there had been quite a few incidents where the wild tuskers caused much damage in various places giving hard times to the forest department.

After carrying out destruction for over 48 hours, the elephants were driven into the forest, the forest department officials claimed.

One person was injured badly injured in the incident and he was undergoing treatment at a local health centre.


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