Rojalin Mishra

Balasore: Nearly seven days after a herd of elephants damaged several acres of crops and destroyed two houses in Nilagiri area of Balasore, residents in the region are yet to get any compensation from the Forest Department.

As per reports, Ujjwal Singh and Raju Singh were rendered homeless after the wild elephants destroyed their houses and paddy. The victims along with their families are forced to live in thatched house in the cold weather.

Both of them have alleged that due to the lackadaisical approach of the forest department they are in severe distress.

No comments could be obtained from the district forest officials in connection with the case.