Watch Subarnapur Villagers Running Helter Skelter Being Chased by Jumbo Herd

Subarnapur: A viral video doing rounds in the district here shows how the villagers are being chased by a herd of over 50 elephants as the absence of the forest department officials on the spot is conspicuous.

Despite several cases of elephant menace and man-animal conflicts being reported both from the district as well as from across the State during the ongoing paddy harvest season, the visibly audacious village youths are seen pestering the herd of wild animals and enjoying video shoots of their misadventure as the handy smartphone is now in every human hands.

The scene has reportedly been captured near Sarangapali village under Binika Forest Range limits.

The villagers alleged that the Forest Department has utterly failed in driving away the herd of pachyderms even though elephant tracking teams have been claimed to have officially formed for the purpose.