On Monday night, a wild elephant destroyed a number of households in the Kothi Line area of Kalchini Tea estate in Alipurduar district. The elephant damaged two houses of Mechpada tea plantation area of the block.
A woman named Rinku Tanti told that they had slept after dinner at night. At about 1 a.m, the wild elephant attacked their homes. Somehow they got out of the house and saved their lives. At the same time, the elephant completely destroyed their house and ate all the grains kept inside.
On receiving news of the incident, on Tuesday morning, thw officials from the Pana Range reached the spot and gave the form to the distraught families for compensation.