Elephant destroys 3 houses in Meghalaya (India)
January 11, 2017
The Echo of India

An elephant caused havoc in Bekbekgre village in North Garo Hills district destroying three houses, officials said today. The elephant broke off from the herd and destroyed three houses of Bekbekgre that falls within an elephant corridor, last evening. The animal left the village only after policemen from Bajengdoba police station arrived and assisted the villagers in chasing it away, officials said. The villagers have been spending sleepless nights since the past three weeks after a herd of over 40 elephants have been roaming around the village. 

"Elephants had destroyed one house two weeks ago. At that time we managed to chase them away," said Bappun A Sangma, a villager. "None of us have been able to sleep since the past few weeks as the elephants keep coming back," added Sangma. The BDO of the Resubelpara block, Leena D Sangma, said that a damage assessment report would be made sent to the forest department.