It’s not uncommon in the hill tracks that herds of wild elephants come down to the plains foraging for food and destroy homes and crops.
But what was uncommon a poor farmer’s complaint lodged against wild elephants at the police station for a raid on her house and eat paddy stored there.
Farmer Nipul Kumar Sen, of Jaistpura village in Boalkhali upazila of Chattogram, filed the general dairy (GD) against the elephants on Saturday, local police said.
He said, on Tuesday (Nov 23) at around 4 am, 2-3 wild elephants broke down the paddy store (gola) and 1.5 tons of paddy worth Tk 45 thousand.
Confirming the incident, local UP chairman Mohammad Mokaram said, it’s not new that wild elephants often come down from the hills and cause damage to crops in the locality.