Sarlahi, Feb. 25 -- Residents of Ishworpur Municipality in Sarlahi have been living in constant fear of wild elephants in the area. In the past three months, the elephants destroyed more than five dozen houses in Ishworpur Municipality alone and a hundred houses in Sarlahi district.

According to the locals, wild elephants made their way to the village from the Chure region.

"Our lives and properties are at stake. Authorities should adopt permanent measures to prevent the elephant depredation," said Dhukha Das, a resident of Ishworpur Munici-pality-15.

The elephants stay in Sagarnath forest during daytime and enter the village at night, locals said.

"The elephants have made our life miserable. We have even stopped going to the forest to ...