Keonjhar, Jan 18: A herd of seven elephants damaged vegetable crops over acres of area in the Hinjili gadia, Kantidhia and Chuapani villages under the Saharpada section in Keonjhar district.
The farmers in the villages have been spending sleepless nights with the elephants on a rampage.
According to the sources, the elephant herd barged into the villages in search of food and destroyed acres of vegetable crops.
After failing to drive away the elephants, the villagers have lodged a complaint with the forest department. Following this, forest personnel has been deployed in the area to drive away the elephants.