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The fury of wild jumbos is continuing unabated along the Indo-Bhutan border villages in Udalguri district of Assam.

Villagers continue to spend sleepless nights fearing sudden attack by wild jumbos.

Herds of wild elephants damaged a Hari Mandir at number two Dimakuchi area and another Krishna Mandir in the locality in Udalguri district on Tuesday night.

Apart from damaging the temples, the herd of more than 12 elephants also damaged houses of Ashita Deka, Purna Kalita and Tilak Nepali.

However, no one was injured in the incident.

Days back houses of Belarani Das, Abhiram Ratia, Bhola Chauhan, Lakhi Behra and Deva Oriya were damaged along with damaging scores of bighas of croplands.

Locals have alleged that forest officials have not turned up for patrolling despite repeated pleas.

“We are keeping an eye on the movement of the herd which has come down from the hills in search of food.” said a forest officer of local beat office.

“The forest department must rope in young men as volunteers with basic honararium who can be trained and can help mitigate the menace,” said a wildlife activist of Udalguri district.

Shajid Khan

Shajid Khan is Northeast Now Correspondent in Udalguri. He can be reached at: itsshajidkhan@gmail.com

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