The villagers of Lukubad and Upparghat in Nawadih block have been an agonised lot ever since elephants started entering their settlements and destroying houses and ruining the crops at night. Colonies in the area have been most affected due to the intrusion of the elephants, said Inspector cum Officer-in charge Prameshwar Leyangi.
The elephants on Thursday
night, damaged a dozen mud houses of Bankhetwa village and 40-year-old Daulat Ram was trampled by elephants on Thursday
when a herd of almost 19 to 21 elephants entered the Upparghat area and destroyed property including household articles ,food grains and houses ,village sources said .
A food grains and other agriculture materials were destroyed by tuskers on Thursday night at Lukubad village in Armo Panchayt.
However police in charge of Bokaro Thermal P Leyangi visited the spot and given them suitable instructions and also advised them to keep vigil for security throughout the night by forming a joint team including the public and security personnel, added Leyangi .
Over a dozen persons have been killed in the past decades in tusker attacks in only in Nawadih block ,informed a local villager Moti Lal Mahto of Kanjkiro village. The tuskers enter Bokaro via Giridih from the Bengal side as well.