PALASBARI: Elephant-human conflict is now increasing at an alarming rate in various parts of the State. For a long time, human-elephant conflict has been going in the Rani area of the Assam-Meghalaya border.
An incident took place at Rani Udaipur farmland under Rani forest office. A full-grown jumbo died after being electrocuted by a power line. According to sources, the wild elephant was coming from the Kawasing forest on the Assam-Meghalaya border in search of food on Thursday night.
The wild tusker died after coming in contact with a live electrical wire at Udaipur village under Rani Reserve Forest , 40 km from Guwahati. The news of the death of the wild elephant spread and people gathered at the spot. Rani forest officer Monoranjan Barman and Rani IC T.Boro started an investigation into the incident and caught two people on Friday. Police held Gautam Kalita and his father Rameshwar Kalita ,who were connecting electricity wires in the farmers field. Some locals said that the wild elephants came to the area in search of food and collided with a live electrical wire.