Guwahati: A 16-year-old minor boy has been killed in an elephant attack in Assam’s Goalpara district on Thursday.
The incident occurred at Kursapakhri village in Lakhipura region.
A wild elephant attacked the minor, identified as Janak Koch.
Atleast 40 wild elephants entered the village and began vandalising homes and property, said sources.
According to sources, the wild elephants have been causing havoc in and around Lakhipur for quite some time.
However, the forest department has been unable to keep elephants out of residential areas.
The wild elephant is suspected to have wandered into the village in search of food, as the constant rains have severely impacted their food sources.