From a Correspondent
DEMOW, May 21: A herd of wild elephants came from the Panidehing Bird Sanctuary near Demow in Sarugua on Saturday night and created panic and destroyed houses and shops in the village.
According to sources, the wild elephants which came from Panidehing Bird Sanctuary on Saturday night at around 9:30 pm, entered the fair price shop of Dilip Borpatra Gohain and destroyed the shop and ate various bags of rice kept in the shop. On the other hand, the house of Ragha Khoira, a resident of the same village, was destroyed completely by the herd of wild elephants. The affected people somehow mage to save their lives. The incident took place within just 200 metres from the office of the Forest Beat Office Sarugua, under Sivasagar Forest Range Office, said a source. Moreover, no forest department employees were present during the night in the office of the Forest Beat Office Sarugua, said the affected people of the area.