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Jumbos leave trail of destruction at Borsapori

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DERGAON, May 6 - A 15-strong herd of wild elephants depredated Borsapori area by the Dhansiri river in Golaghat district under Numaligarh Forest Beat Office on Thursday night.

Sources said that the herd came down from Deopahar Reserve Forest amidst heavy rain. The herd damaged several dwelling houses along with other plants and vegetables tended by the respective householders.

The house of an elderly woman named Anjali Rajbongshi was severely damaged by the elephants as the woman luckily managed to escape from the marauding herd by taking shelter in her neighbour�s house.

Later, the herd also damaged the houses of Aban Sonowal, Prabin Rajbongshi and Lohit Thengal of the same village. Thereafter, the herd plundered the vegetable gardens, banana plantain and other fruit-bearing trees of the nearby orchards.

Though Forest Department personnel diverted the herd back to the Deopahar Reserve Forest, but there is every possibility in the near future of the pachyderms coming back to raid the village once again.

1 arrested with 9 goats: In the meantime, Dergaon Police arrested a person with nine goats from a WagonR at Shantipur on Saturday night.

As the night patrol party on suspicion signalled the vehicle to stop for mandatory frisking, the driver tried to flee, following which the vehicle was forced to stop by the police.

On checking, nine live goats were found inside the vehicle even as the driver gave police the slip by taking cover of the darkness.

Later, police arrested one Lakhi Bora of Nagaon Marikolong. Police investigation into the case is on.

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Jumbos leave trail of destruction at Borsapori

DERGAON, May 6 - A 15-strong herd of wild elephants depredated Borsapori area by the Dhansiri river in Golaghat district under Numaligarh Forest Beat Office on Thursday night.

Sources said that the herd came down from Deopahar Reserve Forest amidst heavy rain. The herd damaged several dwelling houses along with other plants and vegetables tended by the respective householders.

The house of an elderly woman named Anjali Rajbongshi was severely damaged by the elephants as the woman luckily managed to escape from the marauding herd by taking shelter in her neighbour�s house.

Later, the herd also damaged the houses of Aban Sonowal, Prabin Rajbongshi and Lohit Thengal of the same village. Thereafter, the herd plundered the vegetable gardens, banana plantain and other fruit-bearing trees of the nearby orchards.

Though Forest Department personnel diverted the herd back to the Deopahar Reserve Forest, but there is every possibility in the near future of the pachyderms coming back to raid the village once again.

1 arrested with 9 goats: In the meantime, Dergaon Police arrested a person with nine goats from a WagonR at Shantipur on Saturday night.

As the night patrol party on suspicion signalled the vehicle to stop for mandatory frisking, the driver tried to flee, following which the vehicle was forced to stop by the police.

On checking, nine live goats were found inside the vehicle even as the driver gave police the slip by taking cover of the darkness.

Later, police arrested one Lakhi Bora of Nagaon Marikolong. Police investigation into the case is on.