Wild tuskers cross the Indo-Bangladesh border of Rajganj block, enter Bangladesh

Rajganj, 20th February: In a recent development, two wild tuskers crossed the Indo-Bangladesh border on the other side of Rajganj block and entered Bangladesh. Currently, the wild elephants have taken shelter in a corn field located in the Dakshin Kashimganj area under Tetulia Upa Zilla of Bangladesh.

The citizens on the other side of the border have gathered and expressed their excitement about spotting the elephants. Meanwhile, the forest department is engaged in efforts to bring the two tuskers back into the country.

Earlier, two wild tuskers had emerged from the Baikunthpur forest on Sunday night crossed multiple villages, and entered the Magradangi area. On Monday, they were spotted in the Tut Bagan the entire day before they lost their way from the site and entered the Hudugachh area of the Indo-Bangladesh border. Subsequently, they entered Bangladesh after crossing the border in the early hours of Tuesday.

Reportedly, the elephants did not attack anyone; however, they severely damaged several crops and houses on their way. Upon learning of the news, the forest department personnel arrived at the border area. Additionally, administrative discussions are underway to get them back into the country.

Meanwhile, panic gripped the residents of the Dakshin Kashimganj area of Bangladesh as the two tuskers resorted to taking shelter in the cornfield. As a result, the residents were warned by the forest department, police, and fire service of Bangladesh to not enrage the wild tuskers.

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