Dead elephant
Representative photo of an elephant found dead in Assam forest. File image - YouTube

A pachyderm was found dead at Kheroni in West Karbi Anglong on Friday.

Reports stated that the tusker’s body was found in Sengseng Beel near Kheroni in a sugarcane plantation.

A herd of wild elephants entered the area full of human habitation. It is reported that the tusker died after consuming some poisonous food.

In yet another incident at Rangjuli, a herd of wild elephants damaged many houses after going berserk. There is “huge” man-elephant conflict in the Karbi Anglong area.

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The villagers have come down heavily on the district administration and the Forest Department for their “care-a-hoot” attitude towards the whole problem.

Human-elephant conflict is taking elephantine proportions in Assam with the ever burgeoning population encroaching into elephant corridor as well as their habitat.

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