Baksa : A man was trampled to death by a herd of wild elephants at Tamulpur sub division of Baksa district in Assam, few kilometers away from the India-Bhutan on June 18th, 2019.
The deceased has been identified as Biren Swargiyari. He was a resident of Guabari village in Tamulpur.
The locals suspected that the man was trampled by ‘Laden’ a male wild elephant about nine feet who has been keeping the forest officials along the border areas on their toes.
It may be mentioned that over the past few weeks, ‘Laden’ has been giving sleepless nights to the villagers and forest officials following which the forest department have stepped-up their monitoring activities to counter man-elephant conflict.
Locals stated that an elephant herd comprising of at least 10 elephants strayed out of the nearby reserve forest often enter into the human habitation in search of food and indulge in destructive activities, destroy the residential areas along with the cultivation causing loss for the farmers.
Several deaths and injuries have been reported from the district in the last few months due to the rise in cases of man-animal conflict.