Wild elephant menace hits Siraha


Feb 14, 2019-

Residents of northern Siraha have to stay up the whole night to chase away the wild elephants that enter their settlements at night and destroy their crops and houses.

The wild animals from the Chure Forest enter the adjoining villages of Jamdaha, Musaharniya and Golagaun in Golbazaar Municipality-3 at night and wreak havoc, locals said. The animals cause damage to the crops and vegetables and destroy the locals’ houses. Locals gather in a small group and make bonfire to chase away the wild animals, according to Golbazaar Municipality ward chairperson Dhan Prasad Moktan.

The elephants took around seven quintal of maize stocked by Laxman Rai, 30 kg rice stashed by Prakash Mallik, and damaged three houses in the municipality, shared Moktan.

The locals complained that they are terrorized by the wild elephants who continue to destroy houses and crops and attempt to attack people.

Wild elephants have also been causing damage at Dhangadimadi Municipality in the district for the past three days. Houses belonging to Bhulkiya Jogi, Rajendra Lala and Sube Yadav have been damaged by the elephants, according to wardchairperson Surya Man Tamang.

Published: 14-02-2019 12:04

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