Baksa: Sensation prevailed after an elephant calf was found dead at Bogajuli Reserve Forest on Tuesday morning along the Indo-Bhutan Border under Kumarikata Forest Range in Tamulpur subdivision in Baksa.
In search of food, a big herd of wild elephants has been taking shelter here since the last three months. The wild elephants enter the village area and eat paddy and destroy paddy fields. People of Bogajuli, Khoireni, Paharpur, Sashipur, Sukanjuli, Angarkata and Binowapur along with many villages along the Indo-Bhutan border are spending sleepless nights due to the terror created by the wild jumbos.
According to local people, an injured wild elephant was isolated from the herd and gave birth to a calf on Monday night and on Tuesday the calf was found dead. Local people informed the Kumatikata Forest Range office. Receiving the information, a team from Kumarikata forest range office rushed to the spot and recovered the dead calf. Later, a veterinary doctor conducted post-mortem and it was buried.
Local people have demanded necessary action to provide proper treatment to the injured wild elephant in order to save its life. They also urged to plant trees in Bogajiuli Reserve Forest area so that wild elephants can get their food.
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