Elephants raid Alipurduar villages

elephant_dalA herd of 25 elephants went on a rampage in the Paschim Simlabari and Sahebpota villages under Patlakhawa gram panchayat in Alipurduar . Though foresters from Chilapata and the elephant squad from Jaldapara reached the villages within hours after the jumbos entered the villages, they managed to drive the elephants back to Chilapata.
The entire night, the pachyderms ran amok in the villages damaging four houses. Finally, next morning forester managed to drive back the herd to Chilapata