KANCHANPUR: A herd of wild elephants, believed to be from Dudhawa National Park of India, has destroyed paddy and sugarcane plantations in various places in Punarbas, Kanchanpur.
"The elephants have damaged crops worth Rs 1.7 million approximately," said Krishna Chandra Adhikari, the Chief District Officer (CDO).
"My crops have been destroyed with the onset of its harvest," Dirgha Bahadur Singh, a local peasant, grieved.
While the peasants from Maatiya, Janakbasti, Bichphaat, Phatiya, Motipur, Shantipur, among others, have been lamenting at the loss of their crops, CDO Adhikari informed that the government compensates the victim provided they submit an investigation report that is verified by police.
Similarly, the Area Police Office said that they have already prepared an investigation report about the damages done by these wild beasts.