One injured in wild elephant attack in Jhapa

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A woman of Mechinagar Municipality-3 of Jhapa has been injured in a wild elephant attack from India.

 Dukisari Meche, 55, was seriously injured when she was attacked by an elephant while bathing in the Ninda River near his house, police said.

According to the Division One Office, Meche is undergoing treatment at B&C Hospital in Birtamod.

Chief of the Division One Office, Yuvraj Maskey, said that 16 elephants entered Nepal from India by breaking the electric wire installed in Bahundangi last night. 

Of the 16 elephants in Bahundangi, 14 are in the Bahuwan Community Forest in Mechinagar-3. 

Two elephants are in the tea plantation of locals Hari Chamlagain and Narendra Neupane in Deviganj of Mechinagar-2.

Locals are panicked after an elephant entered a tea plantation in the middle of the village. 

A team led by Subedar Ram Prasad Yadav of Division One Office has been deployed to prevent any human casualties.

 The forest team, Armed Police Force, Nepal Police, and locals are patrolling to prevent the elephants from entering the village.

According to Maskey, the elephants, which have been in Chiabgan all day, are planned to be safely chased towards India in the evening.

 According to Shankar Luintel, a local elephant conservationist, elephants have been terrorizing Bahundangi for the past month.