Elephant terror in Kampur


GUWAHATI, December 27: Man-Elephant conflicts continue to be on the rise in different parts of Assam with frequent incidents of wild tuskers straying into human settlements. Residents of Kampur under Nagaon district are spending sleepless nights as a herd of wild elephant destroyed crops and houses in the area.

The pachyderms entered the area on Thursday night and brought down Naren Bordoloi’s house in Tetelisara, Kampur.

Local people have alleged that the forest department pays no attention to their concerns despite repeated complaints to drive out the herd of wild elephants from residential areas.

Meanwhile, several people have been injured in the wake of increasing human-elephant conflicts in different parts of Assam.

“We are facing a lot of problems. We cannot stay outside at night because of wild elephants’ terror. They often stray into our houses and paddy fields destroying everything in their way. I request the concerned authority to take necessary steps and help us out with the ongoing elephant issue,” said a local.