Elephant Movement Near Mayurbhanj’s Baripada Sets Alarm Bells Ringing

Baripada: Movement of a wild elephant just outside Baripada town in Mayurbhanj district has caused palpable panic in the area.

As per reports, the tusker was spotted yesterday near Dauli area and had moved to Murgabadi area of Raghunathpur by today morning.

The forest department officials have been trying to drive the elephant away from human settlement and back into the forest, informed Pithabata Forest Ranger. While this report was being filed, the animal was last seen in the forest near Aaniapal river banks.