One more person lost his life due to the ongoing man-elephant conflict in Udalguri district on Wednesday.
It may be mentioned that the Indo-Bhutan border villages in Udalguri district region continue to be affected due to human-animal conflict and bloodshed since long.
In the latest incident, one 25-year-old Mardia Munda, a tea garden labourer, was trampled to death by a herd of wild jumbos at Nalanadi area under Dimakuchi Police Station in Udalguri district on Wednesday.
According to reports, tea garden labourer Munda confronted with a herd of wild elephants while he was on his way back home after plucking green leaves in a tea garden in the district and he was trampled to death.
The local villagers witnessed his body at about 3 pm when the police and forest officials reached the spot. His body has been retrieved and sent for post-mortem.
It may be mentioned that he man-elephant conflict which has taken a serious turn in Udalguri district of Assam with the deaths of four persons during the last three months and damage of no less than 30 houses in Uttar Garuajhar, Dakhin Garuajhar and Bhutiachang area forced the State Forest Department to seek immediate steps to mitigate the menace.