Keonjhar, Oct 21: Panic gripped among the locals after rampaging elephant herd damaged crops over 15 acres of areas in villages in Bimala Panchayat under Telkoi forest range of Keonjhar district.
The local people in the village have been spending sleepless nights with the elephants on the rampage.
According to the sources, the herd of elephants has barged into the village in search of food and destroyed acres of standing crops.
After failing to drive away the elephants, the villagers have lodged a complaint to the Forest department. Following this, forest personnel have been deployed in the area to drive away the elephants.