A wild elephant was seen chasing off people at the Rongjuli area in Assam's Goalpara district.
The incident took place at Rongjuli Kahibari Allibari area in the lower Assam district on Tuesday evening.
In the video, the wild elephant was seen chasing off people in a paddy field of the area.
#WATCH | A wild elephant chases off people while they attempted to chase it away from a residential area last evening in Rongjuli, Goalpara in Assam— ANI (@ANI) November 30, 2022
Locals say that a herd of around 40 wild elephants from a nearby jungle took shelter here in search of food & damaged paddy crops. pic.twitter.com/j3X7zPkxRc
According to locals, a herd of wild elephants came out from a nearby jungle area and took shelter in the area in search of food.
A local resident said that there are around 40 wild elephants in the herd and the herd damaged paddy crops in the area.
"The herd of elephants have damaged several bighas of paddy crops in the area. We are now helpless," the villager said.
Sarat Das, Forest Range Officer, Rongjuli told ANI over phone that around 70 wild elephants are currently taking shelter in different parts under Rongjuli Forest Range Office area.
"A herd of around 35-40 wild elephants is roaming in the Rongjuli Kahibari area," the Forest Range Officer said.
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