Sonepur, Nov 22: Panic gripped among the locals after a herd of elephants damaged seven houses and standing paddy crops over acres of area and in Dopali village and nearby areas in Sonepur district.
Local people in the village have been spending sleepless nights with the elephants on rampage.
According to the sources, the elephant herd barged into the villages in search of food and destroyed acres of standing paddy crops. Besides they damaged seven houses in the village.
After failing to drive away the elephants, the villagers have lodged a complaint with the Forest department. The forest officials have yet to take any action in this regard.