A herd of wild elephants straying out of the Kaziranga National Park (KNP) on Wednesday went into rampage in Bisawanath Chariali area triggering panic among the residents.
A herd of wild jumbos destroyed several houses in Balipukhuri, Moral gaon, Bamgaon, Japariguri and Samorikhua in Bisawanath area, villagers said.
The elephants, around 60 in number, sneaked into the area from Kaziranga National Park (KNP) in search of food and rampaged through the villages in Biswanath Charilai area, said a local.
“There are nearly 69 elephants in the herd. The forest department doesn’t have any plan to deal with the menace. The elephants descend all of a sudden and attack our houses,” said another villager.
People have demanded the government to take necessary action to protect them from the wild elephants attack.