Wild elephants get stranded in Jalpaiguri
A herd of wild elephants got stranded in the Teshimla and Kumlai area of Malbazar block of Jalpaiguri on Sunday morning.
Sources said a herd of elephants had strayed out of Apalchand forest and entered the area on Saturday.
A section of this herd walked into Kumlai and Teshimla villages and took shelter near a tea estate.
As the news spread, a team from Malbazar wildlife squad and police reached the spot.
Dipen Subba, the range officer of the squad, said they were monitoring the elephants and would steer them into the forest in the evening.