Sensation prevailed at a tea estate near Numaligarh in Assam as man-elephant conflict reared its ugly head again.
People made frantic efforts to drive away an elephant herd that had taken shelter inside the vicinity of the Letekujan tea estate. Few elephants retaliated at the humans who got too close by chasing them off.
The herd of jumbos remained within the tea estate during the day and raided the nearby villages at night.
Several parts of Numaligarh and eastern Assam continue to face the menace of elephants.