TEZPUR, Nov 23 - Sensation prevails in greater Bihaguri area following the killing of a farmer at Arimora Chapori area on the bank of the river Brahmaputra last night by a wild elephant. It needs mention here that one Bhuban Bania (65) of Bihaguri-Sagolichuk area was killed by a wild elephant last night. Soon after the news of death of the farmer spread in the area, irate people came out on the NH-15 to register their protest against the Forest department�s failure to deal with the perennial man-elephant conflict.
It is to be mentioned here again that in the last few days, a herd of wild elephants coming out from the Nameri National Park and Sonai Rupai area searching for fodder has been creating havoc in the Bihaguri area, damaging a large area of crops. The people however alleged that it has been happening only because of the Forest Department�s alleged failure to deal with the issue. If the department concerned fails to check the issue in the days to come, people will be forced to start a vigorous movement.