: Luit Chaliha, Sivasagar, October 21, 2010
A female elephant that is suspected to get bullet injuries on her back right leg is seen stranded at the Panidihing area in Sivasagar district of Assam on October 19, 2010. The human-elephant conflicts have continued to rise alarmingly in the recent days.
A heard of elephants creating terror at the Soroguwa, Demowmukh, Palengi, Panideheng area by destroying paddy crops and their houses. On Sunday night the heard destroyed 6 bighas of paddy crops of the villagers and get way at dawn but villagers saw an injured elephant among them. It may a bullet injury or by a sharp weapon,- a villager said.
The villagers are forced to harvest their half ripen paddy crops as they don’t want to loose any more crops due to the greedy elephant s.
There is a forest bit office at the soroguwa area with 5-6 forest guards but inspite of repeated information about the incident officials not yet visited the area nor taking any steps of treatment to the injured elephant.
According to latest information, the forest officials arrived at the area but failed to trace the injured elephant as the heard being separated into three groups.