On Tuesday afternoon a wild elephant created a lot of panic and curiosity among the busy residents of Guwahati.
The elephant was first spotted in Borbari area and then it walked all its way to Ganeshguri via Hengrabari. According to forest officials the tusker came out of the Amchang wildlife sanctuary in search of food in the morning and got separated from the herd.
#BigBreaking | Elephant strays into Hengerabari locality of #Guwahati, strolling along the road leading to Public Health office. The elephant is slowly walking towards Ganeshguri. Forest officials at the spot. pic.twitter.com/iTfzkMJ2Mj
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From Satgaon, it walked down to Borbari and then started walking towards Hengerabari when people started following it and a commotion took place. Soon people started following the elephand as it walked along at a leisurely pace before turning towards the Ganeshguri junction of the busy G S Road.
Police, administration and forest department officials were without any definite action place to either tranquilize the pachyderm or to drive it away from the city and into the Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary.
The elephant continued to stroll along the busy GS Road as the number of curious onlookers grew who were also seen trying to take photographs or record videos of the jumbo that did not attack anybody even though at some point in time it appeared to get somewhat panicky with the amount of attention it was receiving.
The elephant walked as far as the ABC point and it was after barricades were set up to prevent it from progressing further that it took a u-turn and started walking back towards Ganeshguri. Forest officials finally tried to tranqualize the elephant, firing one shot at the elephant.
The elephant then went towards Sreenagar locality and entered the compound of a house from where forest officials are trying to finally shift it to the Assam State Zoo till the filing of the report.