FROM A CORRESPONDENT
DEMOW, December 14: Under Demow Circle office at Bhekalia, Debpur, Supur, 1 No Rupapur, 2 No Rupapur, Otala Majgaon, Ujani Otala, Sigadubi along with various villages, during the past seven days, a herd of 150 wild elephants strayed into the villages and destroyed agricultural land stretching up to several bighas.
The elephants have created fear and panic among the villagers. Under the leadership of Jadumoni Kalita, president and Anshuman Barua, secretary of Brihattar Asomiya Yuba Mancha (BAYM), Demow Town committee, a memorandum was submitted to the Conservator of Forests, Sivasagar district through the beat officer of Demow Forest Department demanding that the Forest Department should appoint adequate number of forest guards, provide security to people against wild animals and provide compensation to the people of that area. BAYM Demow Town committee said if these problems were not solved then with the help of the people of that area, they will launch a democratic protest programme.