In Surajpur, Chhattisgarh, on Tuesday morning, elephants stormed the villages of the forest area. The elephants who entered the villages destroyed 20 acres of paddy and sugarcane crops. During this, a villager going to the field was also crushed to death. On receiving the information, the forest department team has reached the spot and is monitoring the elephant team. It is being told that there are 20 elephants in the team, which are still camping in the villages.
According to the information, at around 5 in the morning, elephants stormed the B village of village Karauti. During this, farmer Ramnath Paikra had gone to Budhia Para to see his field. Then a group of elephants came and surrounded him and attacked him. Ramnath was taken to Bhaiyathan Hospital with the help of villagers. From where the condition was serious, he was referred to the district hospital, but he died during treatment.
Crops trampled in two villages, former home minister also reached the spot
A group of 20 elephants is staying in a sugarcane field at Kondha Purua in Chendra. On getting information about the incident, former Home Minister Ramsevak Paikra and forest staff including Ranger, District Panchayat member Lavkesh Paikra reached the spot. He talked to the family members. The forest department team is engaged in monitoring the elephants.